Notes To The Accounts - 31 March 2000
These notes form an integral part of and should be read in conjunction with the accompanying financial statements.
Under the National Library Board Act (Chapter 197), the National Library Board shall:
(a) establish and maintain libraries, and provide library information services;
(b) promote reading and encourage learning through the use of libraries and their services;
(c) provide a repository for library materials published in Singapore;
(d) acquire and maintain a comprehensive collection of library materials relating to Singapore and its people;
(e) establish standards for the training of library personnel;
(f) provide advisory and consultancy services concerning libraries and library information services;
(g) compile and maintain a national union catalogue and a national bibliography; and
(h) advise the Government on national needs and policies in respect of matters relating to publicly funded libraries and library information services in Singapore.

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