Books, audio-visual materials, music scores, magazines, eBooks (including eAudiobooks)
You can reserve books/magazines/audio-visual materials via myLibrary account using the Online Catalogue, NLB Mobile app or the catalogue stations.
Basic Members and Foreign Members can reserve up to16 items at one time, while Partner Members can reserve up to 24 items at one time.
You will be notified by SMS and e-mail once the materials are available.
You can collect your reserved materials at any library except library@chinatown.
Please ensure that you have not exceeded your maximum loan quota before collecting the reserved item.
Repository Used Reference materials (marked ‘RUR’ in our catalogue) comprise older editions and less frequently-used titles from our collections which are not housed within the library. But you can make a reservation to view them at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.
Place a reservation online via the Catalogue at http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg.
Please ensure your contact details in your library account are updated.
You will be notified by SMS once the materials are ready.
To collect the materials, you need to produce the SMS/e-mail notification and your identification card. You also need to pay the reservation fee upon collection.