National Library of Singapore, Singapore

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A tangible testament to the country's development, National Library of Singapore was founded as the country's first public library at the suggestion of the country's modern founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. A constant in the nation's history, the library saw the country gain independence in 1965. The library opened branches in the suburbs after that time, giving it a new national presence. The library relocated several times, until it found its home and flagship location in 2005. The building is a modern architectural feat, and spans two city blocks and 16 stories. It provides a wealth of information about the country's history in several different languages, and offers a variety of comfortable seating areas. To visit National Library of Singapore on your trip to Singapore, use our Singapore trip planner.
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  • Large selection of books. lots of study area and spaces. also has a theatre and large childrens' section  more »
  • Great place to educate one self in a very comfy setting. A pride many other countries could try to emulate,  more »
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  • What a wonderful library. The thirteen floors are all efficiently and well stocked and staffed. The Asian collection on three upper floors is amazing. Access to rare documents is relatively easy with efficient service available to provide you with the document or information you requite for your research (or reading pleasure). In addition to the excellent service provided by the National Library itself the regional libraries throughout Singapore are almost like a cohesive whole, offering efficient and pleasant assistance. It is a pleasure to visit each and all of Singapore's libraries.
  • So grateful for a library like this! Hopefully there can be more libraries in Singapore... such a social good!!! Been coming to this library for years. Different levels have different functions! Feel motivated if you’re bored of studying at home!
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