Singapore: NLB increases digital offerings during circuit breaker period

With the closure of all public libraries because of the circuit breaker measures, more have turned to e-books.

(21 Apr 2020) The National Library Board (NLB) saw a 225 per cent jump in physical library material loans during the weekend of April 4 and 5, before the temporary closure of NLB facilities from April 7 to May 4. It also saw an 82 per cent rise in e-book loans from April 4 to 13 compared with the same period last year.

In response to more people going digital, NLB has added more e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines to its collection.

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