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Central Public Library

Address

100 Victoria Street
Singapore 188064

Opening Hours

Mon - Sun: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Closed at 5pm on eves of Christmas,
New Year and Chinese New Year.
Closed on public holidays.
24-hour Bookdrop

IMPORTANT NOTICE

  • We will be implementing timed entry and limiting each patron’s visit to our public libraries to 30 minutes.
  • Book your 30-minute slot one day in advance before visiting the library: go.gov.sg/library-visit-booking
  • Bookdrop at Level 1 is accessible 24-hours. Reservation Lockers are accessible from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm. Bookings are not required for Book Drop and Reservation Pick-up.
  • Check real time crowd capacity before you visit our premises: go.gov.sg/library-visit-crowd.
  • Patrons who visit our facilities must observe the Ministry of Health’s advisories such as the use of SafeEntry for check in and check out, compulsory wearing of mask, temperature taking, and safe distancing measures.
Contact Info

Email: enquiry@nlb.gov.sg

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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Bugis, City Hall MRT Station
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 145, 197, 32, 51, 63, 7, 80, 175, 851, 61

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Central Public Library

Description

Central Public Library is home to My Tree House, the World's 1st Green Library for Kids. This library is the first in the world to be steered by green principles in all facets from design and infrastructure to collection and programming. Created in partnership with City Developments Limited (CDL), this unique eco space facilitates environmental literacy in children.

My Tree House was opened on 31 May 2013 by Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information. It was awarded the Green Mark Platinum Award by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore in the same month.

Unique Features


  • Tree House and Green Features
    Forming the centrepiece of the eco library, the striking tree house canopy is constructed with recycled bottles while its steps and surrounding platform are built with recycled timber. Other green features in the library include refurbished book shelves, carpet made from recycled materials and energy-efficient LED lighting.

Storytelling Times:
Every Saturday & Sunday
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm

For more info, click on library details

Bamboo Garden
Bamboo Garden
Courtyard
Courtyard
My Tree House. World’s 1st Green Library for Kids
My Tree House. World’s 1st Green Library for Kids

Library Manager

Ms. Pearlyn Tan
Hello! Central Public Library, located at Basement 1 of National Library Building, is the proud home of My Tree House, the world’s 1st Green Library for Kids. Having said that, we are open to all age-groups and invite you to come explore our sizeable collection and participate in our diverse programmes from book clubs to lunchtime talks and our staple storytelling sessions. I look forward to meeting you at the Central Public Library!



 

Last Updated On 16 Sep 2020