This application is a service of Singapore Government.

A new version of NLB Mobile with new nifty features.

Provided by the National Library Board Singapore, the application allows library patrons to:

• Set up multiple user profiles
• Borrow library items by scanning barcodes
• Manage loans and reservations
• Search the library catalogue
• View events happening at each library

What's new in this release:
• Online payment of fees
• Borrow and read ebooks in the same app
• View loan and reservation histories
• Bookmark favourite items

What's New

Version 2.1

- Access online courses on business, creative design, software and technology topics and more from the app
- Minor enhancements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5

101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Just scan books with this app to borrow


I personally loved both NLB app and its eBook OverDrive app. NLB app made borrowing & extension of books super easy! Just scan the book with this app to borrow it (almost instantenously really) when in library, no more queueing! An added convenience when I forget to bring my IC as well. I paid fine once using the app & it was pretty breezy too.

As for a separate eBook app, I reckon the eBooks have to be accessed from different app as OverDrive is a 3rd party platform. It has other libraries around d world subscribing to its service. Having 2 apps is really no issue for me. Plus borrower can always return ur eBooks ANYTIME using the eBook app (not the NLB app, pls)! It's also quite awesome that the ebook quota is ON TOP of physical book quota.

I feel this app really needs a more +ve reviews. It's been one of the most useful apps I've ever had. The current rating of < 3 stars to me absolutely doesn't do any justice. Hope to see more useful features & improvements rolled-out.

Can be better but still v content with the app

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Imagine my surprise when I found my favourite book that I got on the kindle app for $8+ here, on this app?!

I checked out this app in the past and they didn’t have that much of a variety therefore I didn’t bother to use it. But now, I see it again and oh my I’m amazed at how much it has improved!! So many books!! Really happy! 😋

The app can be a little slow at times and when I press ‘back’ when I found a book while scrolling the book theme section, it will just automatically go back to the top (which is very troublesome if I have scrolled down a lot) but other than that so far everything has been great. Really love the app. Helps me save a lot of money by not needing to buy kindle books/save space in my house by not needing the physical copy 💞

Great initiative from NLB but better if I can choose my reader


I’ve never rated any apps before but this was such a great initiative and app that I wanted to commend the team working on this ( thus e 4 stars) but also suggest additional improvements ( for the last star)

I’ve not visited the library in YEARS! and I saw this NLB advertisement on the trains and thought I would try it out and wow I was so impressed I’ve been helping to promote this to all my friends!

The ebooks r updated and there are numerous and diverse choices so I found quite a number of books I wanted to read which was great. However I wished there wasn’t an availability limit especially since there should be unlimited copies of electronic books ( vs physical copies)

Having to use a few apps to enjoy the full app capabilities was a bit of a hassle to set up but it was a one off effort for good return so I was ok.

Last but most importantly, I just wish I could read the ebooks on my kindle device instead of my phone. The kindle device is much kinder on the eyes. If the books can be populated on these reading devices this app would be nothing short of perfection!


National Library Board
91.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 National Library Board Singapore


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