Dec 20, 2012 - Singapore    2 Comments    1,996 views

What’s all this news about library@orchard returning?

Well, library@orchard is finally returning in 2014! This is after a 7 year hiatus from its closure in 2007. Isn’t it exciting?!

The library@orchard blog says:

“For those of you who remember the old library@orchard at Ngee Ann City, you’ll know it was a much loved presence in Orchard Road. It featured a lifestyle-focused collection, an open stage and the first graphic novel collection in any of our libraries. It was a favourite hangout spot for many of us! Sadly, the library closed in 2007 due to non-renewal of lease.

Today, we’re pleased to announce that the new library@orchard will be coming back! The new library will be located at Orchard Gateway shopping centre, and is slated to open in the first quarter of 2014.

Plenty has been written online about the long-awaited return of the library. Here’s a round-up of the various news and blog sites with more information about our upcoming return.

TODAY Online: NLB seeks public involvement to develop new library@orchard NLB invites public feedback on new library@orchard design and concept NLB welcomes public input for new library at Orchard

LiyanaLand: [Media Invite] library@orchard Prototype Exhibition

Seriously Sarah: We need YOU to build the Library@Orchard

[We'll update this if more articles become available]

And when you’re done reading, head over to the Central Public Library to view our exhibition of prototypes of possible features and services designed by Singapore Polytechnic. Leave your comments on the prototypes and let us know what you’ll like to see at the future library@orchard!


  • I can’t wait to see it.

  • Hi Anushka!

    The library@orchard prototype exhibition has been extended till 5 Feb at the Central Public Library. Head down to take a look now! Do leave us your feedback of the prototypes displayed and let us know what you’ll like to see at the new library@orhcard.

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