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.
1 PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
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.

[ Next ]