NLB e-resources available at 7 MRT stations and bus interchanges islandwide

The Nodes’ e-content is refreshed monthly to keep things fresh for commuters.

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Published: 12 September 2023, 4:47 PM

Public transport commuters can now easily access the National Library Board’s (NLB) e-resources at seven SMRT Corporation (SMRT) train stations and bus interchanges islandwide from September 2023 to March 2024.

As part of a collaboration between SMRT and NLB, seven Nodes have launched in public transport facilities to “bring the library experience beyond its premises” and allow commuters to browse through e-magazines and e-books while on the go.

The “carefully curated” selection in these Nodes include e-magazine titles such as TIME, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Vogue, Food Network and BiblioAsia. The e-magazine selection has content for both adults and children.

NLB’s own YouTube videos are also accessible through the Nodes, with it consisting of local video series’ like success story series Making Good, cooking show From Book to Cook, and sustainability series Lost But Found

Some e-books are available on the Nodes as well. All e-content will be refreshed on a monthly basis to keep content fresh.

The seven Nodes are located at Woodlands MRT station, Bishan MRT station, Orchard MRT station, Tiong Bahru MRT station, Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub, Bukit Panjang Integrated Transport Hub and Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange.

In order to access the free e-resources, commuters should scan the QR codes displayed at the Nodes. There are a few e-resources that require NLB memberships to access, with commuters needing to either sign in with their myLibrary username or register for a membership to view the locked content.

Chief Executive Officer of NLB Ng Cher Pong shared that the Nodes initiative would provide commuters with easier access to NLB’s rich collection of e-resources, thus allowing it to be “part of everyone’s learning journey” when commuting around Singapore.

“These Nodes complement NLB’s LAB25 (Libraries and Archives Blueprint 2025) goal of working with partners to build a vibrant Learning Marketplace, for everyone to read, learn and discover anytime and anywhere, including at bus interchanges and train stations now.”

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