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National Library Building

Library and Office
Downtown Core, Singapore
  • Michelle W.
    "Queue outside the Study Lounge before they open to get a seat!"(7 Tips)
    Rudy H.
    "free use at the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library."(4 Tips)
    M C.
    "library website for events/talks and book online for events"(14 Tips)
    Nicholas Aaron K.
    "All-time favorite drink - Avocado Shake at Hanis Cafe."(3 Tips)
96 Tips and reviews
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  • study area
  • scenic views
  • reference library
  • quiet
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  • Deswin L.
    Deswin LimOctober 9, 2016
    patrons need to be more considerate and only occupy the seats when needed. most of the seats are reserved with their belongings leaving others with no seats
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeJuly 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Distinctive architecture in this place. Don't miss it.
  • Ted Patrick B.
    Ted Patrick BoglosaDecember 29, 2015
    The 11th floor has the Southeast Asian book collection. A very good amount of books!
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    plenty of steak not much sizzle
  • Emvlyn O.
    Emvlyn OngJuly 9, 2015
    They have security checking bags so do not bring in any food or related stuff into the library.
  • albatrossfries
    albatrossfriesJune 6, 2015
    Ah peks like to sleep near power outlet seats. They snore loudly. When that happens, prepare to have earphones handy bc most times you can't give those seats up due to necessity.
  • Figen E.
    Figen EkinciMarch 19, 2015
    Must see when you come to Singapore! Impressing!
  • Shawna L.
    Shawna LiuNovember 27, 2014
    A great place to wind down and chill out
  • P F.
    P FongNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    You can borrow DVD's at B1
  • Dinesh B.
    Dinesh BhatiaOctober 11, 2014 - financial learning and trading tip mobile app platform!
  • Ling
    LingOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    who needs to buy books. upper levels have more industry-specific books.
  • P F.
    P FongSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the ham & eggs at Hanis.
  • P F.
    P FongSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    There is a sand garden at B1.
  • Humaira I.
    Humaira ImaniSeptember 1, 2014
  • P F.
    P FongAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Hanis is a nice open air cafe on the ground floor.
  • P F.
    P FongJuly 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Lending library is in basement 1.
  • Tan J.
    Tan Jing Kai 😄February 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Study Lounge is at level 5.
  • Chutima N.
    Chutima NakwarinNovember 18, 2013
    Gigantic library and lots of activity here, especially for kids ^_^ modern 24 hrs. drop book kios
    MOTLEY GUNSAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wah! A few days late return must pay $2.70? tai lang phang huay ah!
  • Hans T.
    Hans TeoJuly 25, 2013
    Cardboard Re!nvented Program
  • James L.
    James LeeMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Interesting exhibit of magazines!
  • Khanh N.
    Khanh NguyễnApril 20, 2013
    Lvl 5 has outdoor stage
  • Jacob P.
    Jacob PangMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    As per the tip about the toilets, the upper levels are way nicer. Borrow a book to while you are at it
  • Ashwin M.
    Ashwin MMarch 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you want to check the courses and programs offered at ESSEC, the French business school, go to their reception on 13th floor
  • Lucas Z.
    Lucas ZhaoOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The view of the city is spectacular.
  • Rachel B.
    Rachel BubSeptember 7, 2012
    Not enough tables for people to study on :(
  • J T.
    J TeoJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Not many know there's a toilet next to Hanis, in the basement.
  • ★kiss the city★太子★ ★.
  • Jelix C.
    Jelix CruzMay 30, 2012
    Good for all students for studyng :)
  • ivonne p.
    ivonne pratiwiApril 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    jia you all. exam is coming~
  • Hongwen C.
    Hongwen ChenApril 22, 2012
    lvl 8 is a reference library, not for primary school students to do their home works!
  • abiyoza lie chai k.
    very nice,,,,,, !
  • J O.
    J OHApril 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get few books borrowed at B1 then proceed to study room at level 5 or 7 for a peace of mind
  • Seluna C.
    Seluna ChuaMarch 31, 2012
    Study lounge at 5th floor. Quiet, good air on, nice view outside.
  • Juliana L.
    Juliana LowFebruary 20, 2012
    Studying in progress...
  • Fajar P.
    Fajar PriyantoJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Agree with Alex. The toilet are very clean.
  • JOhn C.
    JOhn ChuaDecember 31, 2011
    Toilets here are pretty awesome. Totally worth a visit here.
  • Nur D.
    Nur DzulhijjahDecember 20, 2011
    No point coming early... There will still be lots of people! Come earlier!!!
  • abby b.
    abby barcelonaNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No use having 6 lifts, all of them are slow to arrive!
  • Dönałd ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
    Dönałd ʕ •ᴥ•ʔNovember 14, 2011
    You cannot talk too loud in library you know. Shhhhhh!
  • Haiqal A.
    Haiqal AzizNovember 10, 2011
    There are toilets near Hans Cafe below the stairs leading downwards near there.
  • Maya S.
    Maya SivamanyNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dont bring big bags because the lockers are small in size.
  • Liana
    LianaOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a book cover art exhibition on level 7!
  • Athirah D.
    Athirah DesukiOctober 14, 2011
    Lastly, History. I can do this.
  • Athirah D.
    Athirah DesukiOctober 14, 2011
    History, (i can do this).
  • H P M.
    H P MunSeptember 24, 2011
    Free lockers at upper floors.
  • Nimrehs
    NimrehsSeptember 10, 2011
    An amazing building! I am coming here more often. It's great!
  • Boris Z.
    Boris ZawSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    While lvl 5 study lounge is too crowded with kids ... U should come check lvl7 ... Not so crowded ..
  • Boris Z.
    Boris ZawAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    14/8/2011: The courtyard at lvl 5 is closed.
  • Amali S.
    Amali SupaflyAugust 6, 2011
    There are always seats n tables but people leave bags and belongings on them.
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