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National Library of Singapore

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Address: 100 Victoria Street National Library Building, Singapore 188064, Singapore
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Great way to beat the heat with the kids

We decided to take the kids here. We don't have any libraries where we live so it is a fun excursion for our family. Go to the basement for the kids room. There is tons of space... read more

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Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to take the kids here. We don't have any libraries where we live so it is a fun excursion for our family. Go to the basement for the kids room. There is tons of space, wonderful selection of English books and a fun little tree to sit in. As a tourist you cant check anything out, but it's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can find many books here for all ages and topics. The library itself doesn't have much decoration and looks functional and serious.

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Thank Stephanie K
Cebu City, Philippines
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can see that library in Singapore is very tetchy. When I went there i borrowed my friends card. I got to checked out the books all by my self using her card. Its also very easy to return books you can return it anywhere when there is a library book drop in the area.

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Thank eash441
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to ride the glass elevator. When you enter the building, look for the elevators. On the right there are two, on the left there are three. Take the last one on the left, have an amazing view and a thrill of being "hurtled" into the sky lolz

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Thank Dana F
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like this library for its spaciousness and wide collection of books. Especially like the comics section. Can spend the whole day lounging in the comfortable environment.

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Thank K H W
Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like going there when we have books that our kids have outgrown and are too nice to recycle or throw. They have a shelf at B1 where we can leave the books so that other readers can pick them up tp keep and read.

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Thank 951jjp
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never thought that I would visit a library as a tourist. I came to this building by chance in a weekend night, and felt amazed by people there reading and researching. Even young children were also serious here. Another appeal is the smart arrangement of books, facilities, and rooms. You will also have a very good view of the city... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern and well organized library, with lots of different topics and volumes. It offers seats to relax and enjoy the books

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

National Library of Singapore contains a large variety of books for viewing, has a conducive environment for a pleasant afternoon reading session though the seats might be limited. Otherwise, it is a good place to wait out the weather while reading some books. Occasionally, the place hosts several exhibitions of interest and should be considered if you're in the area... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Hard to find any book shops so this was a bit of a find and in a main shopping district . Has some nice exhibitions

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