Connecting Citizens

The National Library Board (NLB) runs 26 Public Libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) to serve all residents in Singapore. With their combined collection of 10 million items, Singaporeans can find a wide variety of resources such as books, magazines, journals, videos, manuscripts, and newspaper clippings—all through NLB’s one-stop online search portal, OneSearch.

To reach out to more pockets of community beyond library spaces, NLB partners community groups to set up library corners nearer to residents’ homes, with NLB donating a start-up book collection. NLB also operates a small fleet of three mobile libraries to bring books and programmes closer to welfare homes and preschools, and works with volunteers to conduct weekly reading sessions in various community spaces for children from lower income families and disadvantaged backgrounds.