The National Library Board (NLB) nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation. Through the National Library and its network of 26 public libraries, NLB promotes reading, learning and information literacy. By forging strategic partnerships to cultivate knowledge sharing, the libraries also encourage appreciation and awareness of Singapore’s history through their wide range of programmes and collection on Singapore and regional content. The National Archives of Singapore, an institution of NLB, oversees the collection, preservation and management of public and private archival records; including government files, private memoirs, maps, photographs, oral history interviews and audio-visual materials. Established on 1 September 1995, NLB is a statutory board under the Ministry of Communications and Information.
On 25 February 2016, SUSS and NLB signed an MOU to collaborate on educational activities that will benefit NLB staff, SUSS students and staff, and the public. These include the training and development of NLB staff at SUSS; customised information literacy sessions for SUSS students; and the Conversation Starters series of panel discussions on current affairs topics addressed by experts from academia, government bodies and the private sector.