Worldwide trends indicate that more library users now seek access to e-books and electronic library resources. Libraries are therefore moving towards making resources accessible online to complement physical resources.
NLB started offering collections of e-books from Overdrive and World e-book Library (English titles) and Apabi (Chinese titles) in 2005. Today, NLB has e-books in all four official languages.
Subject matters are wide-ranged. They include the Arts, Economics, Literature, History & Geography, Philosophy & Religion, Social Science, Politics & Law and Science. The e-books are procured through major international e-books providers, and can be accessed through mobile devices and NLB website.
NLB also provides e-databases to meet users’ information needs. To date, NLB has subscribed to about 70 databases covering various subject areas, to meet the varied demands of Singaporeans.
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