The joy of reading and lifelong learning should be accessible to all. In NLB, we want to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy our services and resources.
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Wheelchair users can enjoy easy travel to our libraries via barrier-free wheelchair-friendly routes.
Social Stories and Visual Schedules
Check out our Social Stories, which are step-by-step photograph guides to help persons with disabilities learn what to expect and how to react in specific situations or settings they might face in the libraries. This would allow them to enjoy their library experience. At the same time, our Visual Schedules help children to plan their activities during their library trip.
Find Wheelchair-friendly Routes, Social Stories, and Visual Schedules in our individual branch pages.Book-A-Tour
These personalised one-to-one guided tours of library spaces and services led by staff cater to persons with autism, physical and intellectual disabilities, or visual impairment, or who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Sign up for Book-A-Tour.
Located in One Punggol, Punggol Regional Library is a LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) library where there is something for everyone to read, learn, and discover. The library will include accessibility features such as assistive technology devices.
The library officially opened on 5 April 2023, Wednesday. With dedicated offerings for children on Levels 1 and 2 and services for teens and adults on Levels 3 and 4, the library will serve the needs of the community in Punggol.
The library opens daily from 10am to 9pm, except on public holidays. The library closes earlier at 5pm on the eves of Christmas, New Year, and Chinese New Year.
At Punggol Regional Library, you can look forward to:
To learn more about Punggol Regional Library, visit this page.
NLB provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn, interact and gather ideas in a stimulating and lively environment.
We make our programmes accessible by adapting our Sensory Storytime sessions for persons with disabilities, extending professional programmes to those who are visually impaired or deaf or hard of hearing, and providing suitable resources such as screen reader-friendly documents and live captioning.
Sign up for accessible programmes.
Accessible Membership provides an expanded scope of library services across all libraries for persons with disabilities, on top of basic library membership privileges.
Accessible Membership is open to persons with disabilities who are beneficiaries of eligible disability schemes and services funded by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), or who had attended or are currently attending government-funded Special Education (SPED) schools.
As an Accessible Member, you will be able to enjoy:
Find out more about the Accessible Membership and how to apply.
The “Calm Down to the Library” area at Woodlands Regional Library is designed for children with autism and those with sensory needs. This sensory-friendly space is equipped with semi-enclosed spaces and padded floors to create a sanctuary for children with autism.
The space is open during the library’s operating hours. Families with children with autism are encouraged to visit the space during low-peak periods on Sundays to Thursdays from 6pm-8pm.
Find out more about Woodlands Regional Library's social stories and wheelchair-friendly routes.
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