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National Library of Singapore

Address: 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6332 3255
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Ranked #23 of 323 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

More than just a library when there are always plenty of events like exhibitions (both indoor and outdoor) taking place and it's also a place where one can check on the newspaper archive dated back to the 19th century.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Though I haven't visited many national libraries, this modern building struck as me as inviting, comfortable and easy to reach from all parts of Singapore. It's a respectable example of energy effcient design fit nicely into its surroundings. We rode the elevator to an upper floor and discovered that the building is home to UNLV Singapore school of hotel administration.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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256 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This multilevel building is much more than a library. Problem is, the signage is not very clear and I was unable to find the books - they were located in the basement. There was a large selection of travel-related books, although much of it was dated - I guess the internet is a more reliable and up to date reference... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The National Library is quite an impressive place with a wide ranging collection of books. There's also a fairly decent theatre located in the building for plays (unfortunately there are very few good plays in Singapore though). Otherwise the building itself is a fairly standard modern construction.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a modern, "green" national library seeking to be a repository of information and knowledge as well as a core for the reading movement and literary groups. Locals who compare this central library with the less modern satellite libraries throughout Singapore will rate it highly. However in my opinion it pales in iconic degree relative to the old national... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The library is so huge and has plenty of books. I can find many kinds of books including fiction, and non fiction. One thing that I do not like from this library is it has no returning cart at each session, so I have to walk kinda far to put back the book

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I used to be here when I was a student. It is just 5 minutes walking distance from Bugis MRT. There will be different level for different majors. Materials are huge and well-maintained. I'm falling in love with this NLB always!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I don't have to mentioned how big this library is. It's vast collections of books is something that you can look forward too. However, there are also students studying there, which is fine if they are using the library materials. Most of them just require the power point for their laptops, which is a bummer and deprived others from using... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is the largest library in Singapore. You could easily spend a day in the basement searching for books. If you love books, this is worth a visit.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

amazing design there is even huge trees in the library very convenient the design of the bldg outside is jaw dropping clean and modern inside

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