To expand the learning capacity of the nation so as to enhance national competitiveness and to promote a gracious society.


To deliver a world-class library system which is convenient, accessible and useful to the people of Singapore.

Six Strategic Thrusts Of Library 2000

Establish an adaptive public library system consisting of a network of national reference libraries, a three-tier public library system of regional, community and neighbourhood libraries, assist in the setting up of school libraries and develop specialised libraries for specific sectors.

Create a network of borderless libraries linking all publicly funded libraries within Singapore to overseas libraries and information services through computer networking.

Put in place a coordinated national collection strategy.

Offer quality service through market orientation.

Create symbiotic linkages with government, business and the general public.

Help shape Singapore into a global knowledge hub offering information on regional business and culture.

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