Libraries & Archives Increase Capacity From 14 June 2021

Libraries & Archives Increase Capacity From 14 June 2021
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With Singapore moving into Phase 3 (Heightened Alert), the libraries, National Archives of Singapore and the Former Ford Factory will be increasing their capacity from Monday, 14 June 2021.


Changes to Capacity at Libraries for Phase 3 (Heightened Alert)

The libraries and other institutions under the ambit of National Library Board will be raising their capacity from 25% to 50% from 14 June 2021.

The dwell time limits will be removed for weekdays. No online bookings will be required to visit the libraries on weekdays.

On the weekends, the timed entry system will continue to be in place to manage capacity. Visitors to the regional libraries (in Jurong, Tampines and Woodlands), the National Library, the Study Lounge at Level 5 of the National Library Building, and the National Archives of Singapore can do so for up to three hours. The time limits at all other public libraries will be two hours and and one hour at the Former Ford Factory.


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Those who are visiting the libraries on weekends will be required to make advance online bookings for their preferred slots and may do so for up to 5 persons per slot.

For those who wish to visit the Former Ford Factory on weekends, take note that there are Eight time slots will be available for up to 5 visitors. These are

9.00 am to 10.00 am
10.00 am to 11.00 am
11.00 am to 12.00 pm
12.00 pm to 1.00 pm
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
3.00 pm to 4.00 pm
4.00 pm to 5.00 pm


Progressively Resuming Programmes

The libraries will progressively resume physical programmes, including tours, and operations of our makerspaces (MakeIT at Libraries). The overall group size of each programme is subject to the operating capacity of the venue and safe management measures such as safe distancing of at least 1m between individuals and groups. Additional details will be made available on NLB’s GoLibrary website.


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