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You can borrow from over 725,000 online books free on the NLB Mobile app

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita

These days, there's been a surge in doing everything remotely – from watching live music performances to joining a virtual museum tour – even looking at animals at the zoo. The internet is really your oyster. But did you also know that you can borrow from over 725,000 titles from the National Library Board (NLB) digitally for free? 

Gone are the days where you have to head down to the nearest public library and browse through thousands of books, especially if you're just looking for a specific title. Since its launch in 2016, the app has made it easy for anyone with an NLB card to download an ebook and read on the go – or at home. You'll also have access to magazines and newspapers from over 100 countries.

Since we're all now staying home during the 'circuit breaker', NLB has added 8,000 newly curated e-books with unlimited checkouts and more than 1,000 popular e-books for adults, which can Other digital offerings include programmes and activities such as From The Stacks, which features the National Library's rare materials collection, as well as talks by librarians on topics such as food and the arts. What better way to keep up with everything that's happening in the world? To get instant access, the NLB Mobile app can be downloaded for iPhone or Android

And if your thirst for knowledge is strong, there are also plenty of other brilliant paid apps with titles from all over the world – such as Storytel (which provides over 100,000 audiobooks) and Scribd, offering a range of digital e-books and audiobooks for your reading pleasure. Now that you've got more time on your hands, you can finally dive into the classics you've always wanted to read. 

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