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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 Library!!

The national library here is the largest in Singapore and housed in a tall building. You can find... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
GSK_Pharma
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Singapore, Singapore
For book lovers

I always drop by to visit NLB when I'm around. It's always nice going in into the community library... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
iwannaw
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Singapore
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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 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always drop by to visit NLB when I'm around. It's always nice going in into the community library at the basement, or browse around the available exhibitions at the same building. The children will love the children sections, with many books selections available. During...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a ton of selection if you're used to a more extensive library system. Many books we wanted were not in the library or would be only available in several months as the wait lists are long and perhaps the amount of copies is few....More

Thank Barbara d
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across the Library as we were exploring the city. The library has an extensive collection in multiple languages. There were also on display lego minature replicas of some of the famous Singapore building.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to study, can get crowded at times but all in all it's good! There's a wide range of books

Thank Kirsty L
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

this is absolutely the excellent place highly recommended for the people who looking for the nice place to read a book without suffering from any other noisy chatting unpleasant disturbance sound. according to my observation, most of the people who come to this place always...More

Thank Huang W
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Though it need a little bit of touching up here and there, it stil is an impressive building. Not something I owuld especially go to mind you. I had ot be there for work.

Thank Theo V
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The national library is nearby Bugis Junction and Suntec City. This place is quite popular with students heading over there to study over the weekend. There are also many areas in the library which have table and chairs for siting down to study. The staff...More

Thank Jonathan Y
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter 18+ months loved this beautiful area at the children’s section. It is like being in a fairytale. Beautiful, calm, and lots of books for the kids to enjoy.

Thank Janneb28
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Not the same sort of beauty as the grand dame libraries in the US (this isn't the Boston library for example) but modern and striking. I love the enclosed green space (fifth floor?) with a view of the city. Green lush greenhouse sort of place...More

Thank TravelinRobT
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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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RavinderSingh25
1 September 2017|
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Response from Nthenyalee | Reviewed this property |
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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NiekeWibowo
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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