From this one single website...
... to these three dedicated websites:
The NLB corporate site - www.nlb.gov.sg
The National Library website - www.nl.sg
"The National Library website is the web presence of the National Library and its statutory, heritage, advocacy and service functions. It aims to be a trusted source of knowledge, particularly with regards to content relating to, or originating from Singapore."
The Public Library Website - www.pl.sg
"The Public Library website is the online presence of the network of public libraries in Singapore. It aims to provide, promote and enhance the use of public library resources and services."
It may surprise (confuse?) many people that the "National Library" and the "Public Library" isn't the same.
Singapore is one of the few countries whose National Library and the Public Library system are managed by one entity. In most countries, these two systems are managed separately and serve different purposes.
I found this page from the "Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science" (published in 1978), where it sheds some light on how Singapore's National and Public Library system was setup:
The new distinct sites serve to emphasise such a difference.
I'll blog more about the services and features in the new Public Library website, in another post.