Explore our datasets or leverage our suite of APIs to create or integrate with your app.

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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.


Catalogue Search 
REST Web Service to search and retrieve physical library items and item availability at NLB's libraries.

Title Recommendation 
REST Web Service which returns list of suggested reads from NLB's libraries, based from NLB recommendation service.

eResources Search 
REST Web Service to search NLB eResources such as book title, summary and URL etc.

New Arrivals
REST Web Service to search and retrieve new arrivals of physical library items at NLB's libraries.

Note: Refer to NLB Open Web Services documentation for more details.

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.