Article provided by National Library Board

How are libraries important in a digital age?

PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD
PHOTO: NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD

To help people make time for reading within their fast-paced, always-connected lifestyles, libraries are going digital too.

Readers can access books, newspapers and magazines while on the go, with the National Library Board offering digital content on two free smartphone apps.

The NLB Mobile App lets readers bookmark titles, borrow eBooks, register for library programmes, and even pay late fees. Readers can also scan physical books and borrow them instantly from the app.
 
The PressReader App lets users access over 6,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world when they visit a 'hotspot'. 

Amid a surfeit of digital information, libraries play a key curatorial role. Sengkang Public Library and Bukit Panjang Public Library feature integrated displays of recommended physical and digital books. 

For more information, please visit the links below, 
NLB Mobile App
Press Reader
SKPL
BPPL

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