Timings : Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Closed at 5:00 PM on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year
Closed on public holidays
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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The proud flagship building of the National Library Board, the National Library in Singapore boasts of having a sprawling collection of books, rare collections as well as some exhibition spaces. Located on Victoria Street, the library is spread over an expansive area of more than 11,000 square meters and is a paradise on earth for the bookworms and bibliophiles.
Boasting of a central borrowing library, a digital library and a reference library, known as the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library, the National Library of Singapore is more than just an ordinary place where people can come and read. Housing even the Central Public Library, the National Library in Singapore has collections that feature precious and significant publications from the 19th and 20th centuries many of which are issued by the earliest printing presses of Singapore. These collections are categorised into National Collections, Rare collections, General Collections and Donor Collections. It also has Featured Collection of various fields ranging from Languages to Arts and Business. The building of the National Library Singapore has been awarded for its striking architecture, while the spacious reference rooms and study rooms offer amazing views of the Lion City.