Finally, the wait is over as the revamped Yishun Library will be reopened to the public on February 3 after a transformation of the space and installation of new features.
One of the striking features of the revamped library is the dedicated digital learning space where users can browse through an array of digital content such as e-magazines, e-newspapers and e-books, including an extensive selection from the NLB digital collection. The new space is to encourage lifelong learning and better cater to the learning needs of users in the digital age.
In addition to this, users will also be able to borrow books and magazines off the shelves virtually as well. Electronic books are displayed on ‘virtual bookshelves’, which are interactive screens that have been categorised into topics such as health, fitness, fiction and travel. Users scan the quick response (QR) codes on the screens to borrow them.
Library enthusiasts can also take a virtual walk through the past exhibitions of NLB as there is a screen in library which features virtual exhibitions.
The digital learning space also houses seven learning pods. Each of the pods is equipped with an interactive screen with content and resources for users to upgrade their skills or equip themselves with new knowledge. More than 5,000 video tutorials on topics such as business, coding, creative design and technology are available.
The library has been designed with larger spaces, a dedicated quiet reading place, as well as a children’s section with greater age segmentation.
The adults and teens section have integrated study areas. There is also a quiet reading lounge consisting of private nooks with interiors inspired by greenery and nature, as well as a lifestyle reading section with magazines, digital and physical newspapers, multimedia station and lounge style seating for a leisurely read.
Yishun Library is located on level four of Northpoint City Shopping Mall spanning an area of 2,530 sqm.