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2018 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)


Published on : 2 Jul 2019

2018 National Reading Habits Study on Adults (Full Report)

NLB conducted the National Reading Habits Study for the second time in 2018. Click here to learn more about the trends in the reading habits of adult Singapore residents since the inaugural study in 2016.



Histories – The Malayan Emergency: An American Obsession with Singapore-Malayan History


Published on : 25 Jun 2019

Histories – The Malayan Emergency: An American Obsession with Singapore-Malayan History

This talk examines US leaders’ enduring fascination with Britain’s success in the Malayan Emergency. It shows how British and Malayan elites promoted their counterinsurgency tactics to the US, how US leaders sought to emulate and supersede the British Empire, and how US failure to apply Britain’s methods in Vietnam amplified America’s obsession with the Emergency.

 

Thursday, 25 July 2019

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Level 5, Possibility Room

National Library Building

 

Free Admission. Register now via https://bit.ly/2LgM6ud

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This series highlights research on historical and related matters in Singapore and the region, and aims to create an appreciation of the role of humanities and social science in contemporary society.

 



A Librarian’s World – Highlights from the Healthcare Collection


Published on : 25 Jun 2019

A Librarian’s World – Highlights from the Healthcare Collection

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Health, more than 20 percent of Singapore’s population will be above 65 years old by 2030 and one in four Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will suffer from at least one type of chronic disease.

 

Join Senior Librarian Vicky Gao as she presents selections from the National Library’s Healthcare Collection, which comprises both print and digital resources.

 



Wednesday, 24 July 2019

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Level 5, Possibility Room

National Library Building

 

Free admission. Register now via https://bit.ly/2GZnMJo

 

This programme will be conducted in Chinese.

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Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library.

 

图书馆员的世界走进国家图书馆医药保健馆藏讲座

 

根据新加坡卫生部的资料显示,到了2030年,将有超过20%的新加坡人口的年龄超过65岁。此外,在40岁及以上的国人当中,25%将患有至少一种慢性疾病。新加坡国家图书馆高级馆员高小行将带领大家走进国家图书馆医药保健馆藏,认识新加坡中医药发展史和最新医药保健研究资料,帮助国人获取健康资讯和知识。

 

2019724

晚上7:00 - 8:00

新加坡国家图书馆大厦五楼Possibility Room

 

入场免费,欢迎通过 https://bit.ly/2GZnMJo 报名。

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您是否想了解图书馆员的职责是什么?在这讲座上,与主讲馆员一起走入他们的世界,了解新加坡国家图书馆的馆藏



Choa Chu Kang Public Library will be closed temporarily from 10 June 2019


Published on : 13 May 2019

Choa Chu Kang Public Library will be closed temporarily from 10 June 2019

Choa Chu Kang Public Library will be closed temporarily from 10 June 2019 for renovations. The last day of operations is on Sunday, 9 June.

 

During the library’s closure, you can visit Bukit Panjang Public Library and Bukit Batok Public Library for your reading needs.



Increased borrowing quota for physical library items


Published on : 28 Mar 2019

Increased borrowing quota for physical library items

From 1 April 2019, you will be able to borrow more books, magazines and audio-visual materials from our libraries! To encourage more Singaporeans to tap on library resources to read and learn, we will be increasing the borrowing quota for physical items.

The revised quota for the various library membership types is given in the table below:

 

Membership

Number of items you can borrow

Up till 31 March 2019

From 1 April 2019

Basic

8

16

Partner*

10

20

Premium Plus

16

24

Foreigners

8

16

*Partner refers to People’s Association only.

 

On top of physical library items, you can also borrow up to 16 eBooks from each of these collections: (i) Overdrive; (ii) Apabi; (iii) iRead eBook (formerly known as airitiBooks); and (iv) HyRead (Chinese eMagazines). This means that as a Basic member, you can borrow up to 64 eBooks in total, at any one time!

 

Loan renewal

Need more time to finish reading the books? You can keep your borrowed items for another three weeks (21 days) with a one-time free renewal.

 

Just remember:

·       You can only renew books that are not reserved by other readers, so that they are not kept waiting.

·       Renewals have to be done before or on the due date.

·       Magazines and audio-visual materials cannot be renewed.

 

For more information, refer to our updated membership guide from 1 April 2019. Click here to view the infographic.

 



Digital Business Library


Published on : 23 Oct 2017

Digital Business Library

The Digital Business Library will target the business sector, enabling users to access relevant library content anytime, anywhere, and on any devices. Such a focus is also aligned to Singapore’s emphasis on growing a capable taskforce equipped with 21st century skills. 



Digital Business Library is available via https://nlb.overdrive.com/library/biz


 






For the Love of Reading: A Compilation of Best Practices in Singapore Schools


Published on : 11 Sep 2017

For the Love of Reading: A Compilation of Best Practices in Singapore Schools

NLB presents a compilation of the best reading practices from 15 primary and secondary schools – For the Love of Reading. The publication showcases how these schools creatively found ways to encourage students to read and in the process, nurtured a reading culture in the school. Be inspired by ideas such as getting teachers to be reading role models or setting aside time for leisure reading, and spread the love for reading among children and teens.


Download a copy now!


 



Reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017


Published on : 24 May 2017

Reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017

Please note to reach us at these new email addresses from 14 June 2017:

· General enquiries: enquiry@nlb.gov.sg

· Feedback and suggestions: qsm@nlb.gov.sg

· Reference and research enquiries: ref@nlb.gov.sg

· Enquiries related to the National Archives of Singapore: nas@nlb.gov.sg

 

 



Take the lead in your lifelong learning and rewrite the possibilities at The LLiBrary!


Published on : 5 May 2017

Take the lead in your lifelong learning and rewrite the possibilities at The LLiBrary!

Whether you are dreaming of starting your own business, looking for ideas in your current job or feeling inspired to pursue a different career, you will find everything you need to kick-start your plans at The LLibrary.

 

Designed for working adults, The LLiBrary features self-service technologies that make it easy to locate, browse, and use the diverse collection for your professional development.

 

Avoid the hassle of queuing by collecting your reserved items from a designated shelf, renewing loans at library eKiosks and returning your library items at the bookdrop.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.lli.sg/content/lli/home/featured-service/the-llibrary.html

 

Lifelong Learning Institute

Level 3 (via Lobby B)

11 Eunos Road 8

Singapore 408601

Nearest MRT Station: Paya Lebar



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