NLBlabs

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.





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API key is required for access; please request for one using the Open Web Service Application Form.

 

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

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

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

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



API key is required for access; please request for one using the Open Web Service Application Form

 

Booklist of Popular Titles 
A RSS feed of NLB items, ordered by number of loans for each Dewey Decimal number (i.e 001,002, …,999). Each DDC number has a maximum of 100 records. The list will be refreshed on a monthly basis.

Library Events/ Programmes 
A RSS feed of events/programmes organised by NLB libraries.

NLB Library Locations 
A RSS feed of all NLB libraries with library description and geo-spatial data.

New Arrivals (Library Items) 
A RSS feed of new titles added to NLB’s libraries.

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



Please note that the actual contents are subjected to non-commercial use. 

 

National Library Digital Collection Datasets

National Library Singapore Digitised Books and Magazines
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-books-and-magazines)

National Library Singapore Online Articles
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-online-articles)

National Library Singapore Digitised Documents and Manuscripts
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-documents-and-manuscripts)

National Library Singapore Digitised Ephemera
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-ephemera)

National Library Singapore Digitised Maps
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-maps)

National Library Singapore Digitised Newspapers
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-newspapers)

National Library Singapore Digitised Music Albums, Lyrics and Music Scores
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-music-albums-lyrics-and-music-scores)

National Library Singapore Digitised Sound and Video Recordings
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-sound-and-video-recordings)

National Library Singapore Digitised Images
(https://data.gov.sg/dataset/national-library-singapore-digitised-images)   

 

Others

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.

Malay eBooks (multimedia eBook Catalogue) 
Datasets of downloadable multimedia ebooks from 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.