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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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Recent Lego exhibition

As well as being a great library the facilities and ever changing exhibitions are great. Recently enjoyed the SG50 Singapore in Lego exhibit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

As well as being a great library the facilities and ever changing exhibitions are great. Recently enjoyed the SG50 Singapore in Lego exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

In between attempting to eat your way thru Singapore, it is a good break to feed one's brain as well. This library building architecture (and book collection) is fabulous and even more so are the ladies manning the microfilm station. I needed to have copies made from pre-computer days and the librarian was very helpful and cheery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Such a good place for reading books, studying, doing research, working and finding inspiration. Can't imagine there is a library with 7 levels. So love it! So many books, there are vending machine in study area. IMPORTANT! Always have to come early in the morning, otherwise cannot find any seat...

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I just love all the libraries in Singapore and National Library is just so huge and wonderful. My daughter loves to go to the libraries as she enjoys reading. The kids sections is wonderful. You can just walk-in and take any books and read, it's that simple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Doesn't look like library at all. I even wish my country got a library as cool as this. Seriously. :P

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Caloocan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

really amazed by this National Library, selection of books are on your way, huge library for the Singaporean and other citizen who lived there.Thumbs up to the government

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very well maintained. Most tourists are impressed by the efficiency & effectiveness. A portion of the red brick wall from the old library is retained for memory, in a sterile-looking building. Great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great place to visit if you want to look up reference books or read local and overseas newspapers and magazines. Only drawback is that it is sometimes hard to find anywhere to sit. A handy snack bar is located just outside on the ground floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been a member of the NLB for a few years now and it is one of my favourite places in Singapore. Its facilities and systems are among the best in the world. I also love the kids section, and brought my kids there regularly to choose and borrow their books and develop a love for reading. One of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the place to be if you are into books. Nevertheless you can drop by to enjoy the aircon or washroom if you need as you explore bug is area. You can also enjoy nice scenery at the top floor.

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