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List of libraries in Singapore

“A library is the only single place you can go to learn something new, be comforted, terrified, thrilled, saddened, overjoyed, or excited all in one day. And for free.” –Amy Neftzge

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1. Ang Mo Kio Public Library

Seek sanctuary in our warm abode of good reads and be transported into the magical world of stories. – Ms. Averil Tan

Address:

4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 569842

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 65535519
Email: helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Ang Mo Kio
Bus Interchange: Ang Mo Kio
Buses: 13, 86, 162, 138, 851, 852, 853

2. Bedok Public Library

We are conveniently located in the heart of Bedok Town and are committed to provide you with an atmosphere rich with literary experiences. -Ms. Jami So

Address:

21 Bedok North St. 1, Singapore 469659

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 62444917
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Bedok
Bus Interchange: Bedok
Buses: 7, 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26, 30, 30e, 32, 33, 35, 38, 40, 60, 66, 69, 87, 168, 196, 197, 222, 225W/G, 228, 229, 401, 854

3. Bishan Public Library

One feature I like about this library is to sit at the individual pod where I can read quietly while enjoying the scenery. -Ms. Michelle Kwok

Address:

5 Bishan Place #01-01, Singapore 579841

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop
 
Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 64784969
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Bishan
Bus Interchange: Bishan
Buses: 13, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 88, 156, 410

4. Bukit Batok Public Library

Bukit Batok Library has been providing services such as reading materials, online resources and more as it continues to adapt to new information needs and technologies. -Ms. Yogasvari Ganesan

Address:1 Bukit Batok Central Link #03-01 West Mall,Singapore 658713

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop : 8.30am to 10.00pm

 

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 67946291
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok
Bus Interchange: Bukit Batok
Buses: 61, 77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 852, 941, 945, 947

5. Bukit Merah Public Library

We’re conveniently located right in the heart of Bukit Merah Central. So come on over to catch up on the latest current affairs, grab a book or attend one of the many programmes. -Ms. Lim Lian

Address:

3779 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159462

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop
Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 63755128
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:Nearest MRT: Redhill
Bus Interchange: Bukit Merah
Buses: 5, 16, 57, 123, 131, 131A, 132, 139, 153, 167, 176, 198, 272, 273, 851

6. Bukit Panjang Public Library

Explore our rich collection and indulge yourselves in our various interesting programmes for all age groups. -Ms. Naghamal Thevar

Address:

1 Jelebu Road #04-16/17 Bukit Panjang Plaza, Singapore 677743

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Contact Info

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 67671030
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Bukit Panjang MRT (DT1) Nearest LRT: Bukit Panjang LRT (BP6)
Bus Interchange: Bukit Panjang Interchange is currently undergoing major reconstruction works for a new integrated transport hub (tentative date of completion: 2017)
Buses: 75, 171, 176, 177,180, 184, 187, 190, 700, 700A, 920, 922, 960, 963, 963E, 963R, 970, 971E, 972, 975

7. Central Public Library

We also have a special area dedicated to children, known as My Tree House, the World’s 1st Green Library for Kids! -Ms. Chen Wanying

Address:

100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop: 24-hour

 

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 66650312
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Bugis, City Hall MRT Station
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 145, 197, 32, 51, 63, 7, 80, 175, 851, 61

8. Cheng San Public Library

Our traditional reading space has been transformed into a conducive learning environment with an artistic twist. -Ms. Lee-Yang Hong Hwa

Address:

90 Hougang Avenue 10 #03-11 Hougang Mall, Singapore 538766

Opening Hours:

Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop Hours : 9.00am to 10.00pm

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 64884109
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Hougang
Bus Interchange: Hougang Central
Buses: 27, 51, 62, 72, 74, 74E, 80, 82, 87, 89, 89E, 101, 107, 107M, 112, 113, 132, 147, 151, 151E, 153, 161, 165, 325

9. Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Come be inspired by our décor which sports green and wood tones, evocative of the serenity of nature and the farmlands nearby. -Ms. Hamidah Osman

Address:21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 #04-01/02 Lot One Shoppers’ Mall, Singapore 689812

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop : 10.00am – 10.00pm
Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 67658617
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Choa Chu Kang
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 67, 172, 188, 188E, 188R, 190, 300, 301, 302, 307, 925, 927, 983, 985

10. Clementi Public Library

Apart from promoting a conducive learning and reading environment, we also offer a “Quick Stop” pick-a-book-and-go experience for visitors of Clementi mall. -Ms. Chua Han Hwa

Address:3155 Commonwealth Avenue West #05-13/14/15 The Clementi Mall, Singapore 129588

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop : Mon – Sun (10am – 10pm)

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 65705786
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Clementi
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 5N, 7, 14, 52, 78, 96, 99, 105, 106, 147, 154, 156, 165, 166, 173, 175, 183, 184, 185, 189, 196, 201, 282, 284, 285, NR5, NR8

11. Geylang East Public Library

A library designed with nature at its heart. Come enjoy your favourite book at the green reading spaces at our Children’s and Adult’s sections! -Ms. Lim Lee Ping

Address:50 Geylang East Ave 1, Singapore 389777

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 63323255
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Aljunied
Bus Interchange:
Buses: SBS Transit 80, 155 via Geylang East Central SBS Transit 40, 62, 63, 80, 100, 158 via Aljunied Road SBS Transit 2, 13, 21, 26, 40, 51, SMRT 853 (on weekends) via Sims Avenue, SMRT 67 daily via Sims Avenue.

12. Jurong Regional Library

We are committed in providing a conducive environment for you to read, learn and engage. -Ms. Fa’izah Ahmad

Address:21 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609732

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop : 24-hour | E-Kiosk: 24-hour

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 66650312
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Jurong East
Bus Interchange: Jurong East
Buses: 51, 52, 66, 78, 79, 97, 97E, 98, 98M, 105, 143, 143M, 160, 183, 197, 333, 334, 335, 506 , 176, 178

13. Jurong West Public Library

Did you know that library users can bring books out for a good browse at the community centre without needing to check them out? -Ms. Grace Sim

Address:60 Jurong West Central 3 #01-03, Singapore 648346

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 67936906
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Boon Lay
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 179 , 199, 172, 178, 180, 187

14. library@chinatown

Library at Chinatown carries a thematic collection of titles on calligraphy, literature, music, painting, traditions, customs and more.

Address:133 New Bridge Road #04-12 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop: 10.00am to 10.00pm

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax:
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:Nearest MRT: Chinatown
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 63, 124, 143, 145,147, 166, 174, 186, 190, 851, 961, 970

15. library@esplanade

Practise your favourite piece in our Piano Practice Room, jam with your friends at our Silent Studio or catch a movie in our Screening Rooms. -Ms. Kong Leng Foong

Address:8 Raffles Avenue #03-01, Singapore 039802

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop Hours : 7.00am – 2.00am

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 68378587
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: City Hall / Esplanade
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 36, 56, 70, 97, 111, 133, 162, 195, 502, 502A, 75, 77, 106, 171, 700A, 857, 960

16. library@orchard

Feast your eyes on our visually pleasing magazine wall and feed your mind through our curated collection aimed at helping you design your life. -Ms. Lo Wan Ni

Address:277 Orchard Road #03-12 / #04-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 68385190
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Somerset
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 143, 175, 502, 502a, 587, 590, 598

17. Marine Parade Public Library

From an inviting Mezzanine level that houses the Young Adults section, to a bright and cheery Children’s section, we have something for everyone. -Ms. Fong Ying Yi

Address:278 Marine Parade Road #01-02 Marine Parade Community Bldg., Singapore 449282

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop: 24-hour

 

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 63462130
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Eunos
Bus Interchange: Eunos
Buses: 13, 15, 16, 31, 36, 43, 48, 55, 76, 135, 196, 197, 966, 853

18. National Library / Lee Kong Chian Reference Library

The Lee Kong Chian Reference Library aims to be the premier resource centre for materials on or about Singapore and the region. It occupies 7 storeys (Levels 7-13) at the National Library Building with a collection size of over 600,000 items in various formats to serve the information needs of researchers, professionals and the general public.

Address:100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Email:ref@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Bugis, City Hall MRT Station
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 145, 197, 32, 51, 63, 7, 80, 2, 7, 12, 33, 130, 133, 960, 56, C3, SMRT 980, SMRT 520, SMRT 851, NR7 & NR8

19. Pasir Ris Public Library

The library has been designed to encourage rest and relaxation while you read and learn. We also have a new teen’s mezzanine on the 5th level where teenagers can feel right at home – with casual seating, multi-functional furniture and a doodle wall for self-expression and to hold discussions at.  -Ms. Heng Whye Yong

Address:1 Pasir Ris Central St 3 #04-01/06 White Sands, Singapore 518457

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop Hours : 10.00am – 10.00pm

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 65855314
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Pasir Ris
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 3, 5, 6, 12, 15, 17, 21, 58, 88, 403, 518

20. Queenstown Public Library

With a swirl of activities, a nice garden and good reads, the library is a gem with something for everyone. Forget about the hustle and bustle of city life and take a break with us in our green sanctuary! -Ms. Tan Siow Fang

Address:53 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149297

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 64719973
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Queenstown
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 32, 122 via Margaret Drive, 51, 111, 145, 186, 195, 970 via Commonwealth Avenue

21. Sembawang Public Library

Paying homage to Sembawang’s past, the library located in Sun Plaza also features an image of the Sembawang jetty and other archival images of old Sembawang. -Ms. Khatijah Ahmad

Address:30 Sembawang Drive #05-01 Sun Plaza, Singapore 757713

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop Hours : 10.00am – 10.00pm
Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax:
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg
How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Sembawang
Bus Interchange: Sembawang
Buses: SMRT 167, 859, 882, 980, 981

22. Sengkang Public Library

Our recently renovated children section with interactive reading corners is perfect for families to spend quality time together. -Ms. Nirmala Kumar

Address:1 Sengkang Square #04-26/27 Compass Point, Singapore 545078

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop: 10.30am – 10.30pm

Sengkang Public Library will be closed from 18 October 2015 for renovations. The library will reopen in 2017.

Contact InfoTel: 63323255
Fax: 63158022
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg
How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Sengkang
Bus Interchange: Sengkang
Buses: 80, 83, 85, 86, 87, 372, 501,502, 965 via Sengkang Interchange

23. Serangoon Public Library

We’re the only public library located on the rooftop of a shopping mall. Apart from sporting a bold and modern design, Serangoon Library also has a dedicated gaming area where children can participate in learning through games. -Ms. Chow Bee Hong

Address:23 Serangoon Central #04-82/83 NEX, Singapore 556083

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop : Mon – Sun (10.30am to 10.30pm)

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 66345790
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Serangoon
Bus Interchange: Serangoon
Buses: 22, 43, 45, 53, 58, 70, 81, 82, 100, 101, 103, 103M, 105, 107, 107M, 109, 133, 135, 147, 153, 158, 315, 317, 853

24. Tampines Regional Library

Come check out our business-related collection on level 2 and participate in our free financial literacy programmes. -Mr. Winston Tan

Address:31 Tampines Ave 7, Singapore 529620

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 67888269
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Tampines
Bus Interchange: Tampines
Buses: 8, 15, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29, 37, 38, 81, 168, 291, 293

25. Toa Payoh Public Library

Join us in our storytelling sessions and programmes such as Creative Crew and Writing the City. -Ms. Yasmin Ally

Address:6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrop

Contact Info:Tel: 63323255
Fax: 63545067
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Toa Payoh
Bus Interchange: Toa Payoh Central
Buses: 56, 105, 153, 232 via Toa Payoh Central

26. Woodlands Regional Library

We have something to offer everyone – from IT classes for seniors to the Asian Children’s Literature collection which houses books on Asian culture and heritage. -Ms. Chui Suet Fen

Address:900 South Woodlands Drive #01-03, Singapore 730900

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

24-hour Bookdrops

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 67673936
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Woodlands
Bus Interchange: Woodlands
Buses: 169, 178, 187, 856, 858, 900, 900A, 901, 902, 903, 904, 911, 912, 913, 925, 925C, 926, 950, 960, 961, 961C, 962, 963, 963E, 963R, 964, 965, 966, 969

27. Yishun Public Library

Our books and magazines cater to readers of all ages. -Ms. Karen Lai-Chong

Address:930 Yishun Ave 2 #04-01 Northpoint Shopping Centre, Singapore 769098

Opening Hours:Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Bookdrop : Mon – Sun : 10.30am to 10.30pm

Contact Info:

Tel: 63323255
Fax: 67569290
Email:helpdesk@library.nlb.gov.sg

 

How to get there:

Nearest MRT: Yishun
Bus Interchange: Yishun
Buses: 39, 85, 171, 800, 803, 804, 806, 811, 811E, 812, 812E, 851, 852, 853, 854, 854E, 855, 856, 857, 857A, 859, 860, 860A

*All the libraries listed above are closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Also closed on Public Holidays. 

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