NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY


Published on : 4 Oct 2019

NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY
From a Hantu and Hauntings after-hours tour, to immersive stories sharing by Singapore authors and librarians, get ready to discover horror – in ways you would have never imagined.
 
Friday and Saturday, 25 and 26 October 2019
Various activities from 8.30 pm to 12.30 am
Meeting Point: Level 1, National Library Building
 
Participants must be 15 years old and above.
Terms and Conditions apply. Free admission.
 
  • Borrow four books or e-books during the month of October 2019 to gain individual entry.
  • Please present your loan receipt or loan records on NLB Mobile app for verification.
 
For more information, please visit https://go.gov.sg/nl-programme-2526oct


A Librarian’s World – Khoo Seok Wan: A Poet of Gallantry and Gentleness


Published on : 4 Oct 2019

A Librarian’s World – Khoo Seok Wan: A Poet of Gallantry and Gentleness
Singapore literary pioneer Khoo Seok Wan (1874-1941) had experienced a life of ups and downs. He was once the leader of the Singapore Chinese business community, and yet he spent his final years in poverty and illness. These experiences had in turn influenced his literary works, imbuing them with heartfelt emotions, and had earned him the title of “esteemed poet of the southern sojourners”.
 
Join librarian Jessie Yak as she traces Khoo’s life, friends and contributions, and analyses his poetry with examples drawn from the National Library’s collection.
 
This programme will be conducted in Chinese.
 
Thursday, 24 October 2019
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Level 5, Possibility Room
National Library Building
 
Free Admission. Register now via https://go.gov.sg/nl-programme-24oct


Time of Your Life Celebration @ the Libraries


Published on : 1 Oct 2019

Time of Your Life Celebration @ the Libraries

The Time Of Your Life celebration returns for its fourth edition and continues to be a celebration for those aged 50 and above. This year’s event has been upsized (to a month!) and comprises a diverse line-up of informative talks and creative workshops on topics such as health, personal finance, technology, and the arts.

 

Register for programmes at go.gov.sg/toyl2019Click here to download the e-copy of the event guide.



Temporary suspension of the reservation service for PublicationSG and Repository Used Book Collection from 16 Oct 2019 – 31 Mar 2020


Published on : 5 Sep 2019

Temporary suspension of the reservation service for PublicationSG and Repository Used Book Collection from 16 Oct 2019 – 31 Mar 2020

Due to ongoing renovation works at the Library Supply Centre, there will be no retrieval of materials from the storage area of PublicationSG and Repository Used Book Collection collections for safety reasons.

 

The reservation service will be suspended from 16 Oct 2019 – 31 Mar 2020. Reservation service for PublicationSG and Repository Used Books Collection will resume on 1 April 2020.

During the suspension period, you may contact enquiry@nlb.gov.sg for more information.

 



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.



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