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National Library of Singapore

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Address: 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6332 3255
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The best library I have ever visited

This library opens everyday until 9 p.m. What's better than that? After you feel your feet tired already, you can simply sit in this cool library and have fun reading some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This library opens everyday until 9 p.m. What's better than that? After you feel your feet tired already, you can simply sit in this cool library and have fun reading some interesting books here. There are many choices of books here. I read some Japanese manga, some Marvel comics, and Personal Finance for dummies. I visited this place on one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Honestly its just another library. We have many libraries around Singapore called Singapore public library. These places are for people to borrow books or read books there. If you want see library with cooler design or the more unusual ones. You can visit 5 different polytechnic (college) in Singapore. According to my friends from other colleges, my college which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wow! This is my expression once I reached. Really like the atmosphere and lots of books!!! There are also many discussion rooms to be used. Hope to have more chances to explore here.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Huge Library Excellent in every respect A 14 stories building Well organized Unfortunately the visitors room was closed At the time of my visit They have some thing which attracted me The 24 hour book return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Their library was huge! It has 11 levels, I think. We just went to the children's section in the basement. Our kids had fun there. Their book selection is extensive! The kids are free to read on a chair, slumped on the floor or whatever position they're comfortable in. There are book reading schedules as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Over the past 20 years, the National Library has become likely the very best source for information of all types in Asia. Originally a somewhat sleepy book-oriented facility, the National Library has embraced technology in a stunning fashion. Initiating computer-based services, serving not just library patrons, but also every residence in the government housing blocks (as well, of course all... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

LIKES 1)The ambience, good lighting, comfortable seats, good air-conditioning. Clean and quiet surrounds. 2)The Wonderful selection of materials 3)Friendly and helpful staff DISLIKES 1)Some visitors use the library as a resting place 2)Opening hours could be a bite earlier 3)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We just pass-by the said library. If we have more time I could explore all floors. Awesome library I have ever seen so far!

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I had a poor experience because there are not much books on stock and whenever I go there,when I am searching for the book or cd that I REALLY want,they are either out of stock,somebody just borrowed it,or it is in another national library IN SINGAPORE

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Feel impressed by their building by categorized different subject into different levels for the ease of book lovers or students. Also, I'm really noticed that they have played the main role in history education, like the gallery exhibition open to public for free ('Maps of Singapore' gallery open till July 2015) and well detailed explanation on weekend guided tours for... More 

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