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National Library of Singapore

100 Victoria Street National Library Building, Singapore 188064, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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Huge and full of what you need

Though it only has one floor of public library in the basement, it has compromised of all what you... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
565ethels
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Hong Kong, China
One of the best on 6 continents

It's large and has over 600,000 publications. Singapore can be very proud of this facility. I... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
G L
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Malaysia
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100 Victoria Street National Library Building, Singapore 188064, Singapore
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+65 6332 3255
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

Though it only has one floor of public library in the basement, it has compromised of all what you need, including comics, tools, music, language, etc. This public library part is welcoming people to have a good stay. It is so good to discover their...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

It's large and has over 600,000 publications. Singapore can be very proud of this facility. I enjoyed wandering and looking at the selections. WiFi could be easier to access.

Thank G L
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Love this library with great collection. I particularly enjoyed the Ebooks, where you can rent through overdrive the electronic or audio version of books - English , Chinese and more.

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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We decided to take the kids here. We don't have any libraries where we live so it is a fun excursion for our family. Go to the basement for the kids room. There is tons of space, wonderful selection of English books and a fun...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

You can find many books here for all ages and topics. The library itself doesn't have much decoration and looks functional and serious.

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

I can see that library in Singapore is very tetchy. When I went there i borrowed my friends card. I got to checked out the books all by my self using her card. Its also very easy to return books you can return it anywhere...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Went here to ride the glass elevator. When you enter the building, look for the elevators. On the right there are two, on the left there are three. Take the last one on the left, have an amazing view and a thrill of being "hurtled"...More

1  Thank Dana F
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

Like this library for its spaciousness and wide collection of books. Especially like the comics section. Can spend the whole day lounging in the comfortable environment.

Thank K H W
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

We like going there when we have books that our kids have outgrown and are too nice to recycle or throw. They have a shelf at B1 where we can leave the books so that other readers can pick them up tp keep and read.

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Never thought that I would visit a library as a tourist. I came to this building by chance in a weekend night, and felt amazed by people there reading and researching. Even young children were also serious here. Another appeal is the smart arrangement of...More

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Joy Foo Y
November 20, 2017|
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Response from sbokhari53 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, pretty much all tables have charging ports. Not sure about the lounge. However, the ever-helpful ladies at the counter will be able to guide you accordingly
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September 1, 2017|
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No. You need to be a resident of singapore but you are free to visit and it has nice quiet spaces you can use to read.
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Response from roadtripswc | Reviewed this property |
You may have visited the library by now. There's a young children section at the basement. Wonderful to be able to watch them roam at a secured area with many age appropriate books.
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