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Jurong primary school to set up digital library

Corporation Primary's pupils will be able to read up to 5,000 e-books

Published on Mar 14, 2014 8:13 AM
Primary 1 pupils Tan Si Min (left) and Freyann Lee En Qi at Corporation Primary's library. Having the books in the digital format means several pupils can read the same book at the same time. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Pupils from Corporation Primary will be among the first in Singapore to have an e-library of their own.

The school in Jurong West, which called for a tender last month, said its new digital library will be up by the end of this month.

Its lower primary pupils will soon be able to log in and read up to 5,000 fiction and non-fiction e-books online, on top of the 28,000 books already available in the school library. The pilot scheme may be extended to the rest of the pupils after a year.

The shift to digital libraries has already been gaining momentum nationally. The National Library Board's (NLB) e-books collection has grown to about 3.2 million titles, up from 10,000 when it first started the collection in 2001.

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