NLB manages the National Library, 26 Public Libraries and the National Archives of Singapore.
NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy by providing a trusted, accessible and globally-connected library and information service through the National Library and a comprehensive network of Public Libraries. By forging strategic partnerships to cultivate knowledge sharing, the libraries also encourage appreciation and awareness of Singapore’s history through their wide range of programmes and collection on Singapore and regional content. The National Archives of Singapore oversees the collection, preservation and management of public and private archival records, including government files, private memoirs, maps, photographs, oral history interviews and audio-visual materials.
Established on 1 September 1995 as a statutory board, NLB is an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).
Readers for Life, Learning Communities, Knowledgeable Nation.
We make knowledge come alive, spark imagination and create possibilities.
University graduates or equivalent who meet the following:
The NLB Postgraduate Scholarship s a fully-funded programme that covers tuition and other compulsory fees, return airfare (for overseas scholarship), maintenance and other allowances (where applicable).
Local universities: 2 years
Overseas universities: 3 years
Scholars can choose to study locally or at renowned universities overseas.
Postgraduate studies in fields to advance library development and to grow domain expertise: Library Science, Information Science, Southeast Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, History, English, Chinese, Literature, Geography, Contemporary China, etc.