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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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We spent a couple of hours here, the highlights were the children's treehouse library, the newspaper department with an international selection of newspapers, hard copy and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Liz H
Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We spent a couple of hours here, the highlights were the children's treehouse library, the newspaper department with an international selection of newspapers, hard copy and on-line. The newspaper archive goes back to 20 January 1831. A number of small exhibitions were showing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If one has a few hours to spare, the variety of books available is amazing... just chill, relax and have a good read...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went here to celebrate the end of nanowrimo but ended up going up and down the whole place to enjoy the collection, working on my story, plus visiting some of the exhibition that they have there. My friend also came here several months after for a research that we were doing, and found rare copies of antique books that... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The library is so enormous. Tons of books are available and the staff are courteous enough to lend a hand in looking for what you need. I guess the library is a complete vault of reading materials and references. I visited it almost weekly to borrow books and you can return the books thru it public libraries scattered within the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What's nice about this building is that - lots of alfresco but covered outdoor space pedestrians are encouraged to linger - nice Hans food outlet for typical ocal cuisine, noodles, kaya toast etc. - Wifi! students arent moved on so often meet up and hang out here - Don't miss the gardens on building top - Did you know there... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting exterior architecture and spaces, including the large plaza where you can sit down and read or relax outside under cover or not. Sometimes there are exhibits in the plaza or indoors on the interior levels. The library definitely has lots of great books in a clean, organized setting on multiple floors. Taking the elevator to different floors is fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you think singapore is too commercialise then probably you should come here to spend half day or so. it 's free entry. free wifi provided - you have to do a simple registration with the counter in the lobby. many good books and sometimes there is exhibition or some stage presentation. a cafe with simple food is downstairs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is the most modern and sofiscated library in Singapore . It has a large collection of books .you can place the names of the books you would like to borrow and renew it on line .I love to come here .

Thank jainneha
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Besides being well stocked with books, there are sometimes exhibitions in the grounds which cater to different types of interests. The view from the Pod on the top floor is nice but you get to access it only if you hold tickets to events held there.

Thank quekkg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A dream for readers, for an annual membership card pay you directly S $ 45 which is high price if they do not read much. but just step into this library and make reading. quantum Fisca and psychology, however, there is not much choice in this library but you can still visit the other Bib's.

Thank excaliburArdennen

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