Explore our datasets or leverage our suite of APIs to create or integrate with your app.
NLB make available several APIs and data services that can be used to create, complement or be integrated into your services to better our common customer experience.
API key is required for access; please request for one using the Open Web Service Application Form.
REST Web Service to search and retrieve physical library items and item availability at NLB's libraries.
REST Web Service which returns list of suggested reads from NLB's libraries, based from NLB recommendation service.
REST Web Service to search NLB eResources such as book title, summary and URL etc.
REST Web Service to search and retrieve new arrivals of physical library items at NLB's libraries.
NLB Library Locations
A RSS feed of all NLB libraries with library description and geo-spatial data.
Please note that the actual contents are subjected to non-commercial use.
National Library Digital Collection Datasets
National Library Singapore Digitised Books and Magazines
National Library Singapore Online Articles
National Library Singapore Digitised Documents and Manuscripts
National Library Singapore Digitised Ephemera
National Library Singapore Digitised Maps
National Library Singapore Digitised Newspapers
National Library Singapore Digitised Music Albums, Lyrics and Music Scores
National Library Singapore Digitised Sound and Video Recordings
National Library Singapore Digitised Images
National Library Singapore Archived Websites
READ! Singapore Short Stories (eBook Catalogue)
Datasets of downloadable short story ebooks from the READ! Singapore programme in Tidy Data format.
Malay eBooks (eBook Catalogue)
Datasets of downloadable ebooks afrom Malay library collection in Tidy Data format.
Infopedia (eContent Catalogue)
Datasets of articles on Singapore's history, culture, people and events in XML and Tidy Data format.