National Reading Movement

Double Up On Your Reading!

The Double Up Your Reading promotion aims to encourage our library users to read more and recognise reading as a meaningful activity worth setting aside time for during the holiday period and beyond.

The current promotion, starting from 1 November 2018 and ending 31 January 2019, encourages the use of the NLB Mobile app to scan and borrow items.

Customers using the NLB Mobile app can continue borrowing more items, skip the queues at the book borrowing stations, and enjoy other features on the app such as borrowing eBooks and registering for library events.

How to Scan and Borrow with the NLB Mobile app:

  1. Install and launch the NLB Mobile app (Apple Store | Play Store)
  2. Tap on the “Login” icon
  3. If you do not have myLibrary ID, tap on “Sign up” and follow the step-by-step guide shown below
  4. Once you have signed in on the NLB Mobile app, tap on the camera icon located at the top-left corner of the Home page
  5. Position phone camera over barcode of library item
  6. Tap “Borrow”!


Frequently Asked Questions: 

1.    What are my borrowing privileges during this promotion?

During this promotion, the loan quotas of all library users will be doubled. Customers using the NLB Mobile app to borrow library materials will be able to borrow an additional 8 more items on top of your doubled loan quota.

For example, customers with basic membership may borrow up to 16 items. However, if you use the NLB Mobile app to scan and borrow, you can borrow up to 24 items (16+8). Please refer to the table below for more information.

 

#Refers to books, magazines, and audio-visual materials

 *Note: One-time renewals are allowed for unreserved items except for magazines and audio-visual materials. Renewals should be done before or on the due date.

Library users can also borrow up to 16 eBooks each from these eBook collections – (i) Overdrive; (ii) Apabi; (iii) iRead eBook (formerly known as airitiBooks); and (iv) HyRead (Chinese eMagazines). That means you can borrow up to a total of 64 eBooks on top of your loan quota for physical items.

2.    Who is eligible for this promotion?

All National Library Board (NLB) library members are eligible for this promotion.

3.    What is the loan period during the promotion?

The loan period during the promotion remains at 21 days for all library items. If you wish to have a longer loan period, please renew your library items before or on the due date. Do note that one-time renewals are allowed for unreserved items except for magazines and audio-visual materials.

4.    Are renewals allowed during the promotion?

Yes, any unreserved library items, except audio-visual materials and magazines, can be renewed before or on the due date during the promotion period. The one-time free renewal can be done via the NLB Mobile app or the NLB website. Upon renewal, the loan period for the renewed items will be extended for another 21 days.

5.    How many audio-visual materials can I borrow during this promotion period?

You can borrow as many audio-visual materials as your membership loan quota permits, including the additional 8 items if you use the NLB Mobile app to check out your items. Please refer to the table in FAQ no.1.

6.    I’m not using the NLB Mobile app, am I still eligible for this promotion?

Yes, you can still double your loans via the book borrowing stations. However, if you use NLB Mobile app to check out, you can borrow an additional 8 items. Please refer to the table in FAQ no.1.

(Updated: 02 Nov 2018)