Explore our datasets or leverage our suite of APIs to create or integrate with your app.
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.
REST Web Service to search and retrieve physical library items and item availability at NLB's libraries.
REST Web Service which returns list of suggested reads from NLB's libraries, based from NLB recommendation service.
REST Web Service to search NLB eResources such as book title, summary and URL etc.
REST Web Service to search and retrieve new arrivals of physical library items at NLB's libraries.
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.
Keen to glean insights about Singapore’s history, culture, and the arts - through data? Now you can! The National Library’s digital collection comprises of various formats such as digitised books, magazines, maps, newspapers, images, sound and video recordings and websites. We have made the metadata of this collection available in the form of open datasets for non-commercial visualisation and analysis.
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.