First-of-its-kind Book Dispenser at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall for patrons residing in Choa Chu Kang


Published on : 24 Jul 2020

First-of-its-kind Book Dispenser at Lot One Shoppers’ Mall for patrons residing in Choa Chu Kang

 

 

Patrons residing in Choa Chu Kang now have another way to access books and materials they love! In a pilot initiative, we have introduced our first-ever Book Dispenser @ Choa Chu Kang, where patrons can conveniently browse and borrow a selection of curated books, eBooks and materials for all ages. Through its interactive screen, patrons can also pick up their reserved books and other materials at the dispenser - much like the reservation lockers at our libraries. Launched on 17 July 2020, the Book Dispenser will serve patrons residing in Choa Chu Kang area who are affected by the temporary closure of Choa Chu Kang Public Library (CCKPL), and will be available until 2021, when CCKPL will reopen. CCKPL has been closed since 10 June 2019 for renovations, as part of our efforts to better serve the community with enhanced facilities and programmes.

 

The Book Dispenser is located at level 1 (opposite The Body Shop, #01-14) of Lot One Shoppers’ Mall in Choa Chu Kang, with operating hours that run parallel to those of the mall:

  • Mondays to Sundays: 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

    For more details on how to use the Book Dispenser, read on!

  

  1. Browsing and borrowing curated books and eBooks

    Borrow popular English books on the spot, much like at a physical library

The Book Dispenser contains a selection of physical English language books chosen from NLB’s popular collections. The books available for borrowing span a range of age groups and will be replenished daily, so patrons can access fresh and up-to-date materials. Any item that remains in the dispenser after 15 days will be removed and replaced the next day.

The loan quota, renewal privileges, and loan periods for materials borrowed from the Book Dispenser are the same as those from our other public libraries. Patrons may return their borrowed materials at any public library (excluding CCKPL), including the nearby Bukit Batok Public Library (BBPL) and Bukit Panjang Public Library (BPPL). Bookworms looking to renew their materials may do so with the NLB mobile app, or at any book borrowing station (BBS) or the reservation lockers at the public libraries.

Browse, borrow and download eBooks to read offline

Patrons can use the Book Dispenser’s interactive screen to browse, borrow and download eBooks for offline access using the OverDrive or Libby app.


2.  Collect reserved books and materials

The Book Dispenser also serves as a pick-up location for patrons to collect their reserved books, magazines and audio-visual (AV) materials. The Book Dispenser does not have a payment function and patrons can pay their fee(s) prior to collecting their reserved item(s), via http://www.nlb.gov.sg/myLibrary/account/payonline, through the NLB mobile app, or at any of our public library e-Kiosks or reservation lockers using Cash Card, EZ-Link or NETS.

 



Check the crowd levels before you visit


Published on : 1 Jul 2020

Check the crowd levels before you visit

As the libraries reopen, please continue to observe safe distancing measures. Do avoid crowds for your own safety.

Check the crowd levels at the libraries and archives in real-time.

As we have limited walk-in capacity, you are encouraged to book your visit in advance.

 

Thank you for your understanding as we strive to maintain a safe environment for all.



Book your visit online


Published on : 30 Jun 2020

Book your visit online

Please read the guidelines below before clicking here to book your visit.

 

DO TAKE NOTE

  • One booking per person per day
    • Unaccompanied children are required to book their visit.
    • Children under 12 - accompanied by parents or caregivers - do not require a booking.
    • Bookings are not required for Book Drop and Reservation Pick-Up*.

    * For The LLibrary, please make a booking when visiting or picking up reservation items (to be clear, no booking is required for the Book Drop.)

  • Book in advance
    • Slots are released daily for the following day.
  • To gain entry:
    • Show SMS confirmation.
    • All parties in a group booking must be present.
    • Check in with Safe Entry.
    • Let us check your temperature. Do note that persons with temperature above 38 degrees will be denied entry.
  • Please arrive promptly. Your slot will be released after a grace period.

 

TIME-SLOTS

 

Public libraries.

Every half an hour, in 30-minute time blocks. For example, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, … 6:30PM (last slot).

Your slot will be released after a grace period of 5 minutes.

 

Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, Levels 7-11, National Library Building.

Three time slots will be available. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Your slot will be released after a grace period of 30 minutes.

 

National Archives of Singapore – Archives Reading Room.

Two time slots will be available. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Your slot will be released after a grace period of 30 minutes.

 

Former Ford Factory

Four time slots will be available. 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm, 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm.


 

WHEN VISITING THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES

  • Show your SMS booking confirmation to our staff, to enter the library at your allotted timeslot. You will be given an entry sticker.
  • Please keep your entry sticker affixed on you at all times inside the library.
  • Please note that we issue different entry stickers per timeslot booked, and they are issued at your allotted time of entry only. You must have the correct corresponding entry sticker to remain in the library, otherwise you may be asked to leave.

 

Check the crowd levels

Questions? Read the FAQs

 



Documenting COVID-19 In Singapore


Published on : 21 May 2020

Documenting COVID-19 In Singapore
The events of today will become an important part of Singapore’s story for generations to come.
 
Help us document COVID-19 stories. Send us your photos, videos, personal stories, posters, blogs and diaries of how COVID-19 has affected you. 

Contributions in the following categories are welcome:

  • Daily life during the pandemic and circuit breaker period
  • Everyday heroes of COVID-19

Please click here to contribute.



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


Published on : 24 Mar 2020

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.



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


 






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


Published on : 6 Jan 2020

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