Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Singapore  /  Singapore  /  Miscellaneous  /  National Library

National Library, Singapore

(4.5/5 based on 400 reviews on the web)
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. Plan to see National Library and other attractions that appeal to you using our Singapore holiday planner.
Create a full Singapore itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Singapore

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Singapore by other users

4 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Asia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe, Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Singapore BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is suitable to read books inside the envelope. There are books galore. There is a comic book with a reading corner for children.
    View original
  • I think unlikely that tourists rent a book at the library, but I went to Raffles always staring. Did the 'craft' when doing the exhibition often at the entrance on the ground floor here, Iori, visited in March. Exhibitions by domestic and overseas artists, and had exhibited the work in the ishinomaki factory of the northeast from Japan.
    View original
  • There are different floors for different sorts or types of reference books. Different Levels or Floors cater for different kinds or types of books for different groups of people. Absolute Quiet Place ...  more »
Google
  • Awesome library to visit. Big, spacious with lots of tables to work at. There are also a huge catalog of books and ebooks to choose from. Airy, nice and quiet and big. Definitely worth visiting to work.
  • The best library I've ever been to. Scan and copy services available. The interior and ambience inside were so nice. Been to the LKC Reference Library and the collection is quite complete for me.
  • The biggest and best library in SG, one of my favourite places to go. The architecture and design of the building is beautiful. It's a great place to hangout, relax and browse through their wide selection of books. They have huge children's section at the basement level, reference libraries in the middle floors and a meeting space at the top floor with an amazing view. The building also has cafes (Han's cafe on the first level), free wifi, charging points, study areas etc.
  • Love the large collection of books and resources. Spacious space for everyone to do their reading and studying. Place is clean and well maintained. Staff are friendly and helpful.
  • Platinum awarded library with full range of services required. Good reading experience as the blinding are adjusted automatically according to the time of the day for optimum reading. Famous among the locals for a good day of reading