May 24, 2022

Singapore: National Library Boards’s Ebook Collection Grows to Over 3 Million Titles Since 2005

From Channel News Asia:

The National Library Board’s (NLBB) [Singapore]) collection of ebooks has grown nearly eight times since it started offering them in 2005.

NLB said these ebooks — which are available in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil — are becoming more popular among its members, [our emphasis] and the collection has grown from just 400,000 titles in 2005, to over three million in 2013.

This is comparable to the 4.9 million physical titles — including books, magazines and audio visual material — at NLB’s 26 libraries across the island.


NLB said it is planning to add another 800,000 ebook titles by the end of 2013.

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Take a Look at Some of the Ebook Services NLB Offers to Library Users 

See Also: Singapore’s Libraries Plan to Add 820,000 More eBooks to Collection This Year (March 10, 2013)

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