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Man donates books to library
Written by Le Thuy Duong   
Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:47

FOR over 40 years, Australian writer George Hicks travelled the world and amassed rare books for his own pleasure. Now he is hoping to share them with others, by donating all 4,480 items to the National Library.

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Library users pay $500k dues
Written by Le Thuy Duong   
Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:44

THE threat of losing their borrowing privileges spurred some 160,000 library users to settle their unpaid fines and charges last month.

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More reading e-books
Written by Le Thuy Duong   
Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:29

THE popularity of electronic books is rising in Singapore, buoyed by the availability of a variety of readers, from computers to smartphones to dedicated devices like Sony's e-Reader and Amazon's Kindle.

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National Library launches delivery service
Written by Le Thuy Duong   
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 17:05

A special home delivery service for physically challenged library members was launched by the National Library Board (NLB) today. This service, named Project Deliver Me, engages a group of volunteer cabbies - the CabbyCare Charity Group - to select and deliver library materials to the doorsteps of homebound people who are unable to visit the library because of an illness or a disability.

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The Special Libraries Section, LAS, NLB and CommonTown have Launched the Law Librarians Community
Friday, 09 January 2009 10:33
Launched on Thursday, 11 December 2008 at the Singapore Management University, 28 eager law librarians and supporters congregated to get the first glimpse of the Law Librarian Community developed by the Special Libraries Section, Library Association of Singapore; the National Library Board; and CommonTown. It had been nearly two years in the making since the idea [...]

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