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National Library, Singapore

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A tangible testament to the country's development, National Library 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 on your trip to Singapore, use our Singapore trip planner .
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  • I love this library, so big and peaceful. but the best feature is it looks very organised and tidy :)  more »
  • During my visit, I got back in time and figured my college life in Singapore... sadly I got to reality soon.  more »
  • I visit NLB regularly on Sun while waiting for kid enrichment class. It has different floors for different purposes.  more »
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  • A perennial favourite that is very well maintained. Most tourists are impressed by the efficiency & effectiveness. A portion of the red brick wall from the old library is retained for memory, in a sterile-looking building. Great location.
  • I love this place. They have so many books and articles related to business studies. their staffs are really helpful.
  • lovely peaceful building to relax and read tons of books. I wish I love reading more, but you can find quiet space here to do your own work
  • So this is the place to go for research gathering and literatures. The amount of materials they have are beyond imaginations. A really well ran place too with bag checks and constant reminders for noisy patrons. They do not deal with noise lightly which provides everyone with a conducive environment for their study. If you are here to revise for an exam or just a place to study, come at opening or you will find yourself without a seat and table in no time.
  • Great variety of books as its the national library. I recommend staying away from going during weekends because the place is really crowded and you may not even get a seat

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