Robotics in action at the National Library Board – Mobile Bookdrop, Reservation Lockers, Shelf-reading Robots and Auto Sorter

As part of the National Library Board’s (NLB) aim to improve patrons’ experiences and increase efficiency for staff and reduce manual, labour-intensive tasks, NLB has successfully introduced multiple robots and automated technologies in our libraries. From shelf-reading robots that ensure patrons can easily locate books, to a mobile bookdrop that enables patrons to return books with greater convenience, NLB constantly seeks to innovate and tap on robotics and automated technologies to make our libraries better for our staff and patrons.

Please see below details on the robots and automated technologies that NLB has harnessed.



About National Library Board 
The National Library Board (NLB) nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation by promoting reading, learning and history through its network of 26 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB also forges strategic partnerships that encourage awareness, appreciation and greater discovery of Singapore’s history through its rich collections on Singapore and the region.

NLB achieves excellence through innovation, focusing on citizen engagement and co-creation, resource and digital innovation. This creates learning opportunities, greater access to library resources, services and archival collections, as well as a continual development of innovative library spaces. Established on 1 September 1995 as a statutory board, NLB is under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).

For more information, please visit the NLB website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Abraham Christopher
Weber Shandwick
Tel: 9127 3751

Denise Tan
Weber Shandwick
Tel: 9187 8530