Libraries in Singapore

Ang Mo Kio Public Library

This library is situated in the heart of Ang Mo Kio and should be one of your stops if you want to enjoy the heartland experience. Located near parks and greenery, the library is also a great place to relax and unwind. Whether you are here with your family or seeking a space for some quiet contemplation.

4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Singapore 569842


Bedok Public Library

The themes of nature, landscape and greenery feature prominently in [email protected] and within the library itself. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by nature.

11 Bedok North Street 1 #02-03 & #03-04 [email protected], Singapore 469662


Bishan Public Library

Bishan Public Library aims to serve the general information and recreational needs of the community of families, students and general users through collections such as fiction, recreation, health, family and parenting and business-related topics within an approximate gross floor area of 4,000 square metres spread over five levels.

5 Bishan Place #01-01, Singapore 579841


Bukit Batok Public Library

Bukit Batok Public Library has the distinction of being the first library to introduce the Electronic Library Management System (ELIMS). It allows for automated and instantaneous book borrowing, as well as instant return of books via book drop at any public library in Singapore.

Another interesting feature of the library is its glass panel showcase facing the shopping centre aisle, designed to resemble an ordinary retail shopfront for better integration in the mall.

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


Bukit Panjang Public Library

The library consists of two separate wings, the Children's Zone and the Adults' & Teens' Zones. The library's design concept is inspired by changes to Bukit Panjang’s public transport access, including a direct connection to the new Downtown Line. With a focus on guiding patrons on their reading journeys, the coloured ribbons on the floor serve to help visitors find their way around the library. There will also be subject clusters indicated on the floor and ceiling to enable users to locate their preferred collection better. Central feature displays also serve as markers for their respective sections.

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


Central Public Library

100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064


Cheng San Public Library

Central Public Library is home to My Tree House, the World's 1st Green Library for Kids. This library is the first in the world to be steered by green principles in all facets from design and infrastructure to collection and programming. Created in partnership with City Developments Limited (CDL), this unique eco space facilitates environmental literacy in children.

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


Choa Chu Kang Public Library

Choa Chu Kang Public Library is closed for renovations from 10 June 2019. The library is set to reopen in 2021.

Lot One Shoppers' Mall, Singapore 689812


Clementi Public Library

CMPL aims to promote a conducive learning and reading environment by organising activities and programmes to encourage library users to ‘Learn Through Asking’. In addition, the library seeks collaborations with community partners to foster a sense of ownership amongst the residents.

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


Geylang East Public Library

Geylang East Public Library was officially opened on 26 July 1988 by Mr Wong Kan Seng, Minister for Community Development and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs. The library was closed for upgrading on 18 March 2002 and reopened on 29 April 2002.

50 Geylang East Ave 1, Singapore 389777


Jurong Regional Library

Jurong Regional Library was officially opened on 4 Jun 2004 by Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Acting Minister for Education. The library was first opened on 1 August 1988 as Jurong East Community Library by Mr Ho Kah Leong, Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Communications & Information) and Member of Parliament for Jurong Constituency. After the completion of its refurbishment in 2004, it was re-opened as Jurong Regional Library

21 Jurong East Central 1 Singapore 609732


Jurong West Public Library

The Jurong West Public Library was first opened in Jurong Point on 28 Mar 1996 by Mr Ho Kah Leong, then Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Environment and then Member of Parliament for Jurong. It was closed for 2 months and relocated to the Frontier Community Place, co-locating with Frontier Community Club. Re-opened to the public on 10 Mar 2006, the new library covers an area of 4232 square metres which is a three-fold expansion from its old premise.

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


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[email protected] officially opened on 31 Jan 2013, with the generous sponsorship of CP1 Pte Ltd and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. Since then, the Temple’s annual donations continue to regularly refresh the library’s collection with new books and audio-visual materials, offer a diverse spread of approximately 90 cultural, heritage and literary programmes a year for its visitors, and fund the library’s operating and maintenance costs.

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


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The [email protected], Singapore's first public library dedicated to the performing arts, was officially opened on 12 September 2002 by Mr Khaw Boon Wan, then Senior Minister of State for Transport and Information, Communication and the Arts.

8 Raffles Avenue #03-01, Singapore 039802


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Lounge in a yellow beach chair and be lulled by the water as you read in the library by the sea. Beyond books, you can try your hand at new technologies and pick up learning opportunities to upgrade your skills and knowledge. Meanwhile, children can treat themselves to interactive storytelling sessions, or tackle creative problems in NLB’s very first makerspace for children, the Tinker Truck.

1 Harbourfront Walk #03-05 (Lobby F) VivoCity, Singapore 098585


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Divided into The Studio and The Loft, [email protected] is set to spoil visitors with its vast array of programmes and reading choices. Featuring a collection size of approximately 100, 000 titles, designated display areas and 3 programme zones, [email protected] works both as a community space and a contemplative cavern.

277 Orchard Road #03-12 / #04-11 orchardgateway, Singapore 238858


Marine Parade Public Library

Marine Parade Public Library was officially opened on 10 November 1978 by Mr Goh Chok Tong, then Senior Minister of State for Finance. The library was relocated to the Marine Parade Community Building on 28 May 2000 at an official ceremony attended by then Prime Minister Mr Goh Chok Tong.

The library occupies three floors within the building that also houses the Marine Parade Community Club and The Necessary Stage.

278 Marine Parade Road #01-02 Marine Parade Community Building, Singapore 449282


National Library / Lee Kong Chian Reference Library

100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064


National Library Board Singapore

The National Library of Singapore is a national knowledge institution empowering individuals and businesses with knowledge and information as it continuously expands its vast array of reference collections and services.

1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868

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Pasir Ris Public Library

Pasir Ris Public Library was officially opened on 6 October 2000 by Rear-Admiral (NS) Teo Chee Hean, then Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris GRC, Minister for Education and Second Minister of Defence. The library was closed from 1 March 2015 for major upgrading. It reopened its doors to the public on 28 November 2015. Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean, officiated the reopening ceremony.

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


Queenstown Public Library

Queenstown Community Library was officially opened on 30 April 1970 by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore's Prime Minister then. The library was closed for upgrading work on 4 February 2003 and officially reopened on 31 October 2003 by Associate Professor Koo Tsai Kee, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of National Development, and Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC.

53 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149297


Sembawang Public Library

Sembawang Public Library was officially opened on 11 August 2000 by Mr. K Shanmugam, then Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC. The library relocated to Level 5, Sun Plaza Shopping Centre, and was reopened on 5 November 2014 by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Transport.

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


Sengkang Public Library

Sengkang Public Library was officially opened on 30 November 2002 by Rear-Admiral (NS) Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence, and Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris GRC. The library was closed from 18 October 2015 for major upgrading and reopened its doors to the public on 18 March 2017. Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, officiated the reopening ceremony.

1 Sengkang Square #03-28 & #04-19 Compass One, Singapore 545078


Serangoon Public Library

Serangoon Public Library (SRPL) was officially opened on 11 March 2011. Located on the rooftop (level 4R) of nex – a major retail hub in the northeastern part of Singapore – SRPL is easily accessible to commuters passing through Serangoon's transport epicentre, which consists of the Serangoon Bus Interchange and the Serangoon MRT Station. Hence, in addition to serving nearby residents, SRPL also significantly caters to transit users, such as shoppers and commuters.

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


Tampines Regional Library

Tampines Regional Library was first opened on 3 December 1994 by Dr Aline Wong, then-Senior Minister of State for Education and Health. It was temporarily closed at its premises at Tampines Ave 7 on 4 June 2017, with 3 June 2017 being its last day of operations before the relocation.

1 Tampines Walk #02-01 Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523


Toa Payoh Public Library

Toa Payoh Public Library (TPPL) was officially inaugurated on 7 February 1974 by then Minister for Culture, Mr Jek Yeun Thong. It was the second public library to be opened during the rapid expansion of the public library network in the 1970s. In 1998, the library underwent a major renovation and was reopened on 10 May 1999 by then Minister for Home Affairs and Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mr Wong Kan Seng. In 2015, Toa Payoh Public Library revamped its Newspapers & Magazines Lounge, Programme Zone, Teen Zone and Activity Zone.

6 Toa Payoh Central, Singapore 319191


Woodlands Regional Library

Woodlands Regional Library was officially opened on 28 April 2001 by Dr Tony Tan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Defence and MP, Sembawang GRC.

900 South Woodlands Drive #01-03, Singapore 730900


Yishun Public Library

Yishun Public Library was officially opened at Yishun Street 22 above the Sembawang Town Council on 26 February 1998 by Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, then-Minister of State for Law & Home Affairs, Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC. It re-located to Northpoint Shopping Centre in 2008 and underwent renovations and re-opened on 3 February 2018.

930 Yishun Ave 2 #04-01 North Wing, Northpoint City, Singapore 769098


Academic libraries

Buddhist Library

Started in 1983 as Singapore’a first public Buddhist book service, the Buddhist Library aims to promote a holistic understanding and appreciation of Buddhism through study and practice with its non-sectarian approach.

No.2, Geylang Lorong 24A, Singapore 398526

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ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

The Library houses an extensive and unique range of over half a million physical items related to Southeast Asia in the area of economics, politics, international relations, culture, and social studies.

30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119614

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Nanyang Technological  University Library

To locate NTU Libraries more than 1,500,000 books.

Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

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Nanyang Polytechnic library

Blk A, Level 4, Nanyang Polytechnic, 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8

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National Institute of Education Library

1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616

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National University of Singapore Library


Central Library

12 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119275 | Call | Email

Chinese Library

12 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119275 | Call | Email

C J Koh Law Library

469D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259773 | Call | Email 

Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library

1 Hon Sui Sen Drive, Singapore 117588 | Call | Email 

Medical Library

Block MD6, Centre for Translational Medicine, 14 Medical Drive, #05-01, Singapore 117599 | Call | Email 

Music Library

3 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117376 | Call | Email 

Science Library

Block S6, Level 4, 10 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117548 | Call | Email 

Ngee Ann Polytechnic ( Lien Ying Chow Library )

Blk 1, #02-01, 535 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489

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Republic Polytechnic Library

Republic Polytechnic Library, 9 Woodlands Ave 9, Singapore 738964

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Singapore Management University Library

Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University, 70 Stamford Road, Singapore 178901

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Singapore University of Technology and Design Library

8 Somapah Rd, Building 1, Singapore 487372


Singapore Institute of Management Library

461 Clementi Road, Singapore 599491

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Singapore Polytechnic Main Library

500 Dover Road Singapore 139651

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Temasek polytechnic library

21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757

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Specialist libraries

Archives and History Library

The Methodist Church in Singapore, 70 Barker Road #04-01, Methodist Centre, Singapore 309936

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Library of Botany & Horticulture

Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569

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Library & Archives Solutions

278, Marine Parade Road, #B1-01, Singapore 449282

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SAFTI Military Institute

500 Upper Jurong Road; Block 76 #01-03 Singapore, 638364

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The Christian Library

605B, MacPherson Road, Block B #08-16/17, Citimac Industrial Complex, Singapore 368241.

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