Giving Books a New Lease of Life at Book Exchange 2013 [Press Releases]

April 25, 2013 by  
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Singapore, 24 April 2013 – Book lovers can exchange their well-loved books and share the joy of reading with other like-minded people at this year’s Book Exchange on 18 May. To be held at The Plaza at the National Library Building, this is a platform for people to recycle and share their treasured reads with other avid readers.

The National Library Board (NLB) is organising the Book Exchange as part of a three-week programme line-up to commemorate the World Book and Copyright Day. Through the annual book-recycling event, NLB hopes to get people to read more widely. The Book Exchange has been supported by Keppel Land since 2011. Read more

Exchange your used books at Book Exchange 2012 [News]

April 13, 2012 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 12 Apr 2012.

From April 13 to 27, book lovers can participate in the annual National Library Board book exchange by dropping off their used books at any of the 24 public libraries.

The event allows the public to share their passion for reading with other Singaporeans, and to give used reads a new lease of life.

A coupon will be given for every book and can be used to exchange for other books at the main event on April 28.

Adults’ and children’s fiction and non-fiction books in the four official languages are accepted.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

Singapore Printer Brands Launch First-Ever Joint Recycling Initiative – Project Homecoming [Press Releases]

December 8, 2011 by  
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Singapore, 1 December 2011 – Five major printer brands based in Singapore: Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson and Lexmark, with the support of the National Environment Agency (NEA) and National Library Board (NLB); have announced the launch of Singapore’s first-ever joint funded and managed printer brand ink and toner cartridge recycling initiative: Project Homecoming.

As the first international expansion of a successful joint printer brand recycling project (called “Ink Cartridge Satogaeri”) started in Japan three years ago, the project aims to encourage community awareness and environmental responsibility among Singaporeans through convenient cartridge recycling initiatives and education. Read more

Recycle Your Reading – Used Books Become New Reads at the Book Exchange

March 20, 2009 by  
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Venue: The Plaza, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street

book-exchange3 easy steps to exchange your used books for new reads:

1. Bring your used books to any Public Library from 11 to 24 April, 11am to 8pm. On 25 April, used books are accepted only at the National Library Building.

2. Drop off your used books and get a book exchange coupon indicating one-for-one exchange for the books accepted.

3. Bring your coupon to The Plaza, National Library Building, on 25 April to redeem for used books dropped off by other book lovers.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Each person can exchange up to a maximum of 30 used books. There is no age limit for participation.

2. We accept children’s and adults’ fiction and non-fiction books (eg. cookbooks, travel guides and romance novels) in any of the four official languages. We also accept used library books bought from previous Library Book Sales. Textbooks, magazines and audio-visual materials will not be accepted.

3. Used books for exchange should be in relatively good physical condition.

4. Only coupons issued with a Book Exchange stamp are valid. Please check your coupons carefully after they are issued to you.

5. Coupons issued are transferable. You may pass them on to your family members or friends to help you redeem.

6. Lost coupons are not replaceable. You are advised to keep your coupons properly till the event on 25 April.

7. Plastic/carrier bags and delivery service will not be provided on Sat, 25 April. You are advised to bring your own carrier bags and/or arrange for transportation of books redeemed.

For enquiries, please call NLB Helpdesk at 6332 3255 or email:

Note: NLB reserves the right to change the terms and conditions at any time.

Source: National Library Board.

Free eResources from the National Library Board

January 5, 2009 by  
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nlbThe National Library Board (NLB) is providing free eResources to the public, such as ebooks, ejournals, emagazines and enewspapers.

Just register online and you can read magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Harvard Business Review, New Scientist and Fast Company, and search for newspaper articles from The Straits Times and The Business Times, online for free.

With the NLB’s new eResources service, you don’t have to buy the hardcopies of magazines and newspapers, and can help to save on resources and money. Check it out and spread the word.

Image credit: National Library Board