Can I sign up for library membership online?
Yes, you can sign up online if you have a Singpass ID and password.
Do note that:
Can I sign my child up for library membership online?
Yes, you can sign your child up online using your Singpass if:
Do note that:
What do I need to sign up for library membership online?
You will need a:
Can I sign up for library membership online when I am overseas? Will a One-Time Pin (OTP) be sent?
Yes, you can sign up online with your Singpass when you are overseas. An OTP is not required to complete the registration when you use your Singpass.
If I sign up for membership online, when will the membership be activated? Will I receive a library card?
Your membership will be activated immediately if you are a Singaporean, or upon payment of the registration and/or membership fee(s) if you are a PR or a foreigner.
Access your virtual membership card (eCard) in the NLB Mobile app, once you have signed into the app with a myLibrary ID. Use the eCard to borrow library materials and pick up reserved materials.
You can check your library account directly in the app, or online.
We will not send you a physical membership card.
[For Foreigners Only] Can I renew my membership online?
Yes, you can renew online if you have a Singpass ID and password. You will need a debit/credit card to pay for the registration fee ($10.50; payable again upon renewal, if membership has expired for more than 6 months) and the annual membership fee ($42.80).
Where can I sign up for library membership if I cannot use the online registration service?
You can sign up for library membership by approaching a staff member at any library. If you are a PR or foreigner studying at an MOE school, remember to bring your School Smart Card to receive a waiver on the registration fee (for PRs) or the registration fee and annual fee (for foreigners). For foreigners, please also check our membership guide to find out what documents to bring.
I have recently signed up for a PAssion card which entitles me to a Partner Membership. What should I do to enjoy this membership?
If you are already our Basic library member, you can upgrade your membership account online after a valid login here. The Partner Membership allows member to borrow up to TWENTY-FOUR (24) library items with no additional fees or charges. The expiry date of the Partner Membership will correspond to the expiry date of the PAssion Card membership. Members will continue to be library members with basic membership privileges upon expiry of their Partner Membership.
For upgrade requests that are not successful via our online platform, please seek assistance at our libraries by producing your valid PAssion card with proof of expiry.
For non-library members, you may login with your SingPass at Membership registration page to register for the Partner Membership.
Currently, NLB Partner Membership is only free for PAssion ez-link Holders who are Singaporeans or PRs. Foreigners can choose to register as a Partner Member by paying the annual fee ($42.80). The registration fee ($10.50) will be waived. To sign up, please approach a staff member at any library. Check our membership guide to find out what documents you will need to bring, in addition to a valid PAssion card.
(Note: If there are issues with your membership, please visit any library, except library@Chinatown, with a valid PAssion card and approach staff for assistance.)
I can’t remember if I am a library member. Can I check my library membership online?
Yes, you can check online with Singpass or by entering your NRIC number.
The online service will inform you if you are a member. If not, it will prompt you to sign up for library membership.
I have completed the registration to be a library member. When and how can I start using library services?
Do note that you will need to create a myLibrary username to use our digital services. You can check if you already have a myLibrary username, retrieve your username/password or create one online.
Why do I need a myLibrary username?
You need a myLibrary username and password to sign in to our digital library services and use them anytime, anywhere.
What can I do with a myLibrary username?
You need a myLibrary username to enjoy these digital library services:
|Various online service||
|NLB Mobile App||
The app lets you:
|Borrow or read digital items||
E.g. eBooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines
|Access NLB's eResources||
E.g. research databases and eLearning tutorial videos
|Use the Multimedia Stations||These are located at libraries and you can use them to access the Internet and surf NLB's websites|
|Receive alerts||You will be alerted on loans, reservations, fees / fines and membership expiry (specifically for members who are foreigners), via SMS, email and / or the NLB Mobile app.|
You may also use a myLibrary username to:
Who can create a myLibrary username? How do I create one?
What do I need to take note of when creating my username and password?
I can’t remember if I have a myLibrary username. How can I check?
Use this online service and:
What should I do if I forget my username or password?