Learn about the items you can loan and reserve based on your membership type.

Basic Membership

  • Physical Loan Items: 16 items
  • eBooks (including eAudiobooks): 16 items

 

Foreign Membership

  • Physical Loan Items: 16 items
  • eBooks (including eAudiobooks): 16 items

 

Partner Membership

  • Only for registered PA Members
  • Physical Loan Items: 24 items
  • eBooks (including eAudiobooks): 16 items

 

Premium Plus Membership

  • New registrations/renewals have ceased. Existing premium plus members can continue to enjoy their borrowing privileges until their subscription expires
  • Physical Loan Items: 24 items
  • eBooks (including eAudiobooks): 16 items


Books, audio-visual materials, music scores, magazines, eBooks (including eAudiobooks)

Books

  • Loan Period: 21 Days
  • Renewal: 21 days (only if the item has not been reserved and is not overdue )

 

eBooks

  • Loan Period: 21 Days
  • Renewal: 21 days(can be renewed only during the last three days of the loan period and if the item has not been reserved)

 

Audio-Visual Materials

  • Loan Period: 21 Days
  • Renewal: no renewal

 

Music Scores

  • Loan Period: 21 Days
  • Renewal: 21 days (only if the item has not been reserved and is not overdue)

 



Reservation Using myLibrary account

You can reserve books/magazines/audio-visual materials via myLibrary account using the Online Catalogue, NLB Mobile app or the catalogue stations.

  • Reservation fee is $1.55 per item.

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.

 

How to Collect Materials

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.

  • The reservation fee of $1.55 per item and must be paid before collection of the reserved item.
  • Items set aside for collection at the branches on the request of patrons are also charged the reservation fee of $1.55 per item.

Please ensure that you have not exceeded your maximum loan quota before collecting the reserved item.

 

Important Information

  • The reservation fee will still be charged for uncollected items.
  • Your reservation will expire and be removed from the reservation queue if it remains unfulfilled after 180 days. You will be notified by SMS and e-mail accordingly. 
 


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.

 

How to Reserve RUR Materials

Place a reservation online via the Catalogue at http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg.

  • The reservation fee is $1.55 per item.

Please ensure your contact details in your library account are updated.

 

How to Collect Your Requested RUR Materials

You will be notified by SMS once the materials are ready.

  • Go to the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library to view the materials.

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.

 

Important

  1. Consultation of the materials is restricted to within the library and only for a period of 21 days.
  2. The materials cannot be taken out of the library.
  3. The materials must be returned at the counter before the library closes each day.


Borrow ebooks and audiobooks

https://mobileapp.nlb.gov.sg/get-started-with/libby/

 

Read eNewspapers and eMagazines 

https://mobileapp.nlb.gov.sg/get-started-with/enews/

 

Use our eLearning resources

https://mobileapp.nlb.gov.sg/get-started-with/learn/

 

Use Hyread for reading Chinese ebooks 

https://mobileapp.nlb.gov.sg/get-started-with/hyread/

 

Use Naxos Music Library

https://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/main/Help/NML