Pressroom and Publications

Find our latest media releases, speeches, annual reports and corporate publications here

Media Releases and Speeches



Media Releases

NLB Seeks To Triple Active Volunteer Pool To 6,500 By 2026

Fri, 24 Jun 22
Speeches

Remarks by Mr Lee Seow Hiang, Chairman, National Library Board, at the 2022 Volunteers’ Appreciation Evening on 24 June 2022, 6.10pm, at Jewel Changi (Changi Experience Studio)

Thu, 23 Jun 22
Media Releases

NLB’s Grab-n-Go Makes Borrowing Books Even Easier

Tue, 17 May 22
Media Releases

Welcome to Tamil Cholai, Singapore’s largest collection of Tamil reading material for all

Sat, 16 Apr 22


Annual Reports



Annual Report 2020 - Navigating The New Normal

Annual Report 2020 - Navigating The New Normal

  2020/2021

Annual Report 2019 - A Place for Everyone

Annual Report 2019 - A Place for Everyone

  2019/2020

Annual Report 2019 - A Place for Everyone

Annual Report 2018 - Reimagining our Libraries and Archives

  2018/2019

Annual Report 2019 - A Place for Everyone

Annual Report 2017 - Our Shared Stories

  2017/2018



Facts and Figures


Learn about the impact of our libraries and archives made through these facts and figures.



Figures At a Glance

Established in 1995

Our network of libraries and archives consists of 28 libraries across Singapore, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore.


More than 1.7 million digital resources

Our digital resources consist of eBooks, audiobooks and a plethora of online resources in NLB’s collection.


11.5 million visitors annually

Our visitors borrow more than 37.9 million library materials annually. Our 15,000 programmes drew 1.4 million participants.


Research and Studies

Read more about our research on the reading habits of Singaporean residents as well as data about their usage of NLB's services.


2018, reading, habits, dashboard, NLB



Our Bookshelf: Publications by NLB

Our Bookshelf features publications by NLB which cover a wide range of topics. Discover Singapore’s culture, history, communities and much more here!