May 20, 2022

Singapore’s Libraries Plan to Add 820,000 More eBooks to Collection This Year

From The Straits Times (via Asia One):

The National Library Board (NLB) will be adding 820,000 more e-books to its collection by the end of this year, said Ms Sim Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Communications and Information, on Friday.

The announcement comes on the back of a steady increase in loans of e-books over the years. According to NLB, the number of e-book downloads rose from 3.9 million in the financial year ended March 2011 to 4.9 million in the financial year ended March 2012.

The additional titles will boost the size of NLB’s e-book collection to over three million, covering everything from fiction titles to audio books and interactive titles for children.


To make it easier for library members to download e-books, NLB said it is working to create “a single portal to enable users to access e-books from different vendors so that we can improve the user experience”.

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