Digital library can be accessed any time, anywhere

We thank Mr Heng Cho Choon for his suggestion of a 24/7 library (Room for improvement in our libraries; June 22).

Our libraries are open daily, except on public holidays, from 10am to 9pm for those in stand-alone buildings, and 11am to 9pm for those located in malls.

We currently have no plans to operate our libraries 24/7, but we are looking into how we can better serve patrons beyond these operating hours.

The National Library Board (NLB) operates a 24/7 digital library that can be accessed any time, anywhere, through the NLB website or the NLB Mobile app.

This digital library offers a wide range of digital resources free of charge, including more than 450,000 e-book titles, 7,000 e-newspapers and e-magazines, as well as 5,000 online courses.

NLB is constantly studying best practices to improve our services and we welcome ideas from patrons.

Catherine Lau (Ms)

Assistant Chief Executive

Public Library Services

National Library Board

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2018, with the headline 'Digital library can be accessed any time, anywhere'. Subscribe