The free access to Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) eight eNewspapers by National Library Board (NLB) will now be made available to library patrons beyond the circuit breaker period. The eight digital newspapers are The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu.
During the circuit breaker, library patrons have found it convenient to read these digital newspapers daily from their homes. The popularity of these digital newspapers has prompted NLB to work with SPH to continue providing free access from home to library patrons beyond the circuit breaker period. This is in line with the general shift from physical to digital newspapers in our libraries. In addition to the daily edition of the eNewspapers, library patrons can also access past issues of the newspapers for a week.
Ng Cher Pong, Chief Executive Officer of NLB, said, “SPH’s newspapers have always been very popular in our libraries. When we offered free access to SPH’s eNewspapers during the circuit breaker period, we saw strong demand in newspaper readership with many more people being able to access these newspapers from home. In response to this, we decided to work with SPH to extend this arrangement beyond the circuit breaker period and I am sure that this extension will be welcomed by our patrons.”
Eric Ng, SPH’s Deputy Head of Circulation, said, “We are delighted to continue this partnership with NLB to help their patrons stay updated and engaged through our eNewspapers during this period.”
Library patrons can access these eNewspapers for free at go.gov.sg/nlb-enews and sign in with their myLibrary ID. Alternatively, they can sign in to the NLB mobile app (go.gov.sg/re26dp) and click on the SPH icon.
About National Library Board
The National Library Board (NLB) nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation by promoting reading, learning and history through its network of 26 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB also forges strategic partnerships that encourage awareness, appreciation and greater discovery of Singapore’s history through its rich collections on Singapore and the region.
NLB achieves excellence through innovation, focusing on citizen engagement and co-creation, resource and digital innovation. This creates learning opportunities, greater access to library resources, services and archival collections, as well as a continual development of innovative library spaces. Established on 1 September 1995 as a statutory board, NLB is under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).