The National Library Building, the National Archives of Singapore building, 25 public libraries and the Former Ford Factory will reopen to the public on 1 July 2020.
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The National Library Board announce that the National Library Building, the National Archives of Singapore building, 25 public libraries, and the Former Ford Factory will reopen to the public on 1 July 2020 with shorter opening hours and capacity controls in place.
Shorter Opening Hours
The National Library, public libraries and the National Archives of Singapore will operate with shorter opening hours from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. daily until further notice, while the Former Ford Factory will open from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Borrow and Go / Capacity Control
Libraries will adapt a ‘borrow and go’ model where patrons will be able to borrow and return physical library materials as well as use reservation and book drop services. However, all seating and study areas in the premises, including newspaper and multimedia stations, will not be available. All programmes, guided tours and events will also continue to be temporarily suspended.
Crowd capacity will also be limited to 50 persons per floor, with timed entry, limited to 30 mins for each person's visit.
Digital Offerings to Continue
NLB’s digital offerings will continue to be available on NLB's website, the NLB mobile app and social media channels (@nlbsg). This includes more than 800,000 eBooks and audiobooks, digital storytelling sessions, unlimited checkouts for a curated collection of eBooks, free access to SPH‘s eNewspapers, online talks, programmes and workshops, as well as our learning packages.