Does the library offer newspapers (e.g Straits Times, Economist etc), or fiction for general reading?
The best way to check if NUS Libraries has an item is to do a search using LINC
Newspapers & magazines
Daily copies of Straits Times, Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Berita Harian are generally available in the library. For example you can find copies at Central Library Perk Point (Level 4).
You can request for hardcopies of local newspapers (up to 3 months prior to date) such as Straits Times at Central Library loan's desk. For chinese newspapers refer to the Chinese Library.
The library also has hard copies of The Economist , Newsweek (Pacific ed), Newsweek(Atlantic ed) , The New Yorker , National Geographic etc. The library records will state the location of the item. (e.g Central Library Loans Desk 4, Central Library Current Journals). Time magazine is mostly online or in closed stacks.
However, the library often has access to such online material via other secondary sources or aggregators such as Factiva , LexisNexis Academic , EBSOHost, ProQuest etc. Trying searching the libray catalogue by magazine title such as The Economist , Newsweek (US edition) , Time Magazine, The New Yorker, National Geographic
Fiction or General reading
NUS Libraries is an academic library and in general does not carry many fiction titles as compared to the Public Libraries. You can do a search using LINC to see if the title you are looking for is available.
You can also browse the central library main shelves under call numbers PR and PS for English Literature and American Literature respectively. Fiction by Singapore writers is classified under PL5149 , copies can be found in many locations including the Central Library Open Shelves at Level 3 and Singapore-Malaysia Collection at Central Library, Level 5.