National Library Building

100 Victoria St., 188064, Singapore
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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  • Jillian L.

    Wanna borrow stuff? Go to b1: central public library. Has the largest fiction and literary arts collection out of the 20+ other libraries.

    Jillian Lim · December 16, 2010
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  • Andrew M.

    Go up to 10th floor to The Retreat, a sky garden Read more

    Andrew McGlinchey · December 9, 2009
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  • Slightly F.

    Get a library card

    Slightly Famous · February 16, 2010
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  • Rachel L.

    Go to Level 5, where they have a Study Lounge for people who wants to read, work on their assignments or to go online with their laptops.

    Rachel Lee · April 12, 2010
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  • Desia Ayu G.

    Make sure you bring your jacket or you'll be freezing. Way too cold.

    Desia Ayu Gestania · May 31, 2010
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  • Dönałd ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

    You cannot talk too loud in library you know. Shhhhhh!

    Dönałd ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ · November 14, 2011
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  • Nicholas Aaron K.

    All-time favorite drink - Avocado Shake at Hanis Cafe. Less than $5 and one of the best Avocado drinks around, not too sweet, just nice!

    Nicholas Aaron Khoo · November 30, 2009
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  • Alyson R.

    The view at The Pod on level 16 has an immaculate view

    Alyson Rozells · April 7, 2010
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  • Yu-Mei

    Go to the 10th floor and check out the really cool exhibition on Singapore maps through the centuries. Read more

    Yu-Mei · November 25, 2009
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  • abby b.

    No use having 6 lifts, all of them are slow to arrive!

    abby barcelona · November 30, 2011
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  • Dolson J.

    Open at 930 morning. Make sure u queue up morning 830 or else u won't get seat. Especially sat and sun

    Dolson Jiecheng · February 17, 2011
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  • Victor O.

    This place is best to study. With its spacious surroundings and comfortable seating areas, you can spend the whole day camping here. At leas that's what I am doing

    Victor Oh · March 16, 2010
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  • Micky S.

    Don't come during weekends u have idiots sitting all over the floor with their textbooks bags whtever! I really hope officers will just shoo them out! Library is not for u to do mugging ok?

    Micky Sureanto · October 16, 2010
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  • Alex T.

    Water cooler at levels b1, 7 & 8

    Alex Tan · February 12, 2011
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  • Alex T.

    Photography magazines at lvl 8 is pretty updated. No need to buy!

    Alex Tan · February 12, 2011
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  • Lucas Z.

    The view of the city is spectacular.

    Lucas Zhao · October 25, 2012
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  • Zuldean M.

    Shld the muffins at Hanis Cafe lvl 1! Very nice. :-)

    Zuldean Mosbah · June 24, 2011
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  • Angela J.

    You can bring reference books from any levels of the Reference Library to any other levels. Just use the staircase located at the left end (upon entry) of the Reference Library at your level.

    Angela Jean · June 9, 2011
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  • Syam A.

    The setting of the library on the 11th floor damn nice.

    Syam Ariffin · March 9, 2011
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  • Noinaz M.

    good place in the world about study, learning, reading!

    Noinaz Min · December 13, 2010
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  • Evon T.

    Library is big...but wonder y only level 5 is study lounge and it will super small >.<

    Evon Tai · October 16, 2010
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  • huey yei c.

    there's a lil garden on level 5

    huey yei chun · April 15, 2010
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  • Shannon L.

    Latest issues of Wired are almost never in stock

    Shannon Low · March 11, 2010
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  • Sexy Ramen

    Hanis cafe serves mediocre food.

    Sexy Ramen · February 27, 2010
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  • Bernard L.

    The sirlion steak in Hans restaurant ground floor is good & economical.

    Bernard Leong · December 21, 2009
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  • David Shiyang L.

    go up to the reading lounge and see if you can poke awake a snoring person who is annoying the hell out of nearby readers.

    David Shiyang Liu · December 15, 2009
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  • Chun Siang J.

    Get few books borrowed at B1 then proceed to study room at level 5 or 7 for a peace of mind

    Chun Siang Jacky · April 8, 2012
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  • Nur D.

    No point coming early... There will still be lots of people! Come earlier!!!

    Nur Dzulhijjah · December 20, 2011
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  • Raven S.

    Lvl 11 has library patrols who will tell you off. On Lvls 7-9 they will leave you alone.

    Raven S. · November 23, 2011
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  • Haiqal A.

    There are toilets near Hans Cafe below the stairs leading downwards near there.

    Haiqal Aziz · November 10, 2011
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  • Liana

    There's a book cover art exhibition on level 7!

    Liana · October 17, 2011
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  • Boris Z.

    14/8/2011: The courtyard at lvl 5 is closed.

    Boris Zaw · August 14, 2011
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  • Amali S.

    There are always seats n tables but people leave bags and belongings on them.

    Amali Supafly · August 6, 2011
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  • Leong C.

    At NLB.....

    Leong ChoyYing · July 23, 2011
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  • Ayaka W.

    Good for reference and self study. Got Internet too so you can refer to some sites like wiki even if you don't have your personal lap top. And normal books at level B1..

    Ayaka Watanabe · June 24, 2011
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  • Noinaz M.

    STUDY OF LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT

    Noinaz Min · December 13, 2010
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  • Felice L.

    Always my favourite library!

    Felice Lou · November 13, 2010
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  • Sugi R.

    love this place so much

    Sugi Rich · November 5, 2010
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  • Aifa A.

    rotting. and lib closing soon!

    Aifa Aimee · November 4, 2010
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  • Michelle W.

    Queue outside the Study Lounge before they open to get a seat! :) it's more crowded during the weekends too.

    Michelle Wong · October 11, 2010
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  • Elisa L.

    It's really very updated. Try here unless you must own the book!

    Elisa Low · September 26, 2010
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  • Figen E.

    Must see when you come to Singapore! Impressing!

    Figen Ekinci · 1 week ago
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  • Aaron W.

    Geo|Graphic: Celebrating maps and their stories

    Aaron Wong · January 16
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  • Shawna L.

    A great place to wind down and chill out

    Shawna Liu · November 27, 2014
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  • P F.

    You can borrow DVD's at B1

    P Fong · November 9, 2014
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  • Dinesh B.

    TradeHero.mobi - financial learning and trading tip mobile app platform!

    Dinesh Bhatia · October 11, 2014
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  • Ling

    who needs to buy books. upper levels have more industry-specific books.

    Ling · October 4, 2014
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  • P F.

    Try the ham & eggs at Hanis.

    P Fong · September 14, 2014
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  • P F.

    There is a sand garden at B1.

    P Fong · September 7, 2014
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  • Humaira A.

    Internet!!

    Humaira Amira · September 1, 2014
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