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I've never seen a city-state so dedicated to promoting reading and literacy. Librarians are helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CarloP2162
Award-winning building

For architecture enthusiasts, the national library is a must visit in Singapore. Located near Bugis... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jainurin J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never seen a city-state so dedicated to promoting reading and literacy. Librarians are helpful and the venues are adaptable to the needs and time restraints of people. They have branches in malls, which make them accessible to people all the more.

Thank CarloP2162
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good library with a wide variety of books but I fail to see how it qualifies as tourist attraction.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For architecture enthusiasts, the national library is a must visit in Singapore. Located near Bugis Junction (LRT station: Bugis), the building is open to visitors. Sometimes, exhibitions are held in the building such as one during our visit on early advertising in Singapore. Higher floors...More

Thank Jainurin J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a long while since I last stepped into a library. So I decided to bring my little one to visit. I am surprise to see the huge collection of books and we could easily spend the whole afternoon there looking through the...More

Thank Scenic815041
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice to see such a huge collection of books, periodicals etc. A nice place for an avid reader to go for !

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

the building itself is so beautiful. do go up to the various sky deck to view their roof top gardens. the only down part was there are no free internet (for tourist). everything needs a nets card (ie, cashless) so it was hard for tourist...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I usually visit this library frequently on weekends but I did find a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica books in the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library lvl 8. In the central one that is in basement one there are newspapers and there are also FOREIGN ONES...More

Thank Marvin M
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I came here due to I have to look for any reference books for my Undergraduate Thesis. I was happy due to I found the book that I am looking for. The location is very strategic and its closer from Bugis Area. I took the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great collection of books and nice place to do some quiet research and work.. Singaporean can loan the books free..

Thank caroltay2018
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The national library here is the largest in Singapore and housed in a tall building. You can find all kinds of reference materials,magazines,newspapers and there are a lot of tables and seats for people who enjoy spending hours just to read. A great clean and...More

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Joy Foo Y
20 November 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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1 September 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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5 August 2017|
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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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