Accessibility Information

Accessibility

Reading and lifelong learning are joys which must be inclusive and accessible. We want to ensure that every person in Singapore will always be able to enjoy our services and resources. 

If you are not a library member, be sure to sign up for our membership!


Wheelchair Accessible Routes 
Wheelchair users can enjoy easy travel to our libraries via barrier-free wheelchair-accessible routes.

Social Stories 
Our Social Stories help children who may never have visited a library before to be visually familiar with the library’s spaces and services, and the expected rules and social norms prior to their library trip.

Find Wheelchair Accessible Routes and Social Stories in our individual branch pages.

Book A Tour 
These personalised 1-to-1 guided tours of library spaces and services led by library staff cater to persons with autism, physical and intellectual disabilities, and those with sensory impairments. 

Sign up for Book A Tour.



Punggol Regional Library, which will open in 2022, will be the first fully inclusive library in Singapore. Pioneering integrated services for people with disabilities. These services will be progressively rolled out in other public libraries.

Located in One Punggol, Punggol Regional Library is a warm and inviting space which features technology, programmes, and special collections for all patrons, including persons with disabilities. 

Punggol Regional Library Atrium

The atrium of the Punggol Regional Library which features a ramp for wheelchair users connecting the first and second floors.



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.   

Woodlands Regional Library - semi-enclosed huts with shelves

Image contains a space of Calm Down To the Library space at Woodlands Regional Library. The space comprises two semi-enclosed huts with shelves containing children's books and padded seats and floors. There is also a padded floor outside the huts available for more to sit.

Find out more about Woodlands Regional Library's social stories and wheelchair friendly routes.



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 by providing suitable resources such as screen reader friendly documents and live captioning.  

Sign up for accessible programmes.



For those who are unable to physically visit the library, we have a large collection of eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers which users can access from home.

Learning courseware, videos with closed captions, databases, full-text journal articles and indexes are also available for learning and research.

Browse our reading materials, eResources and content.



Please contact accessible@nlb.gov.sg if you need further assistance.