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Central Public Library


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


  • 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.
  • For your safety, we have implemented dwell time limits at our public libraries. Click here for information and to book your visit in advance.

For wheelchair accessible routes to this library, please see:

Wheelchair Accessible Route (Bus)

Wheelchair Accessible Route (MRT)

Contact Info


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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


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

Library Manager

Ms. Joti Omprakash

Hello! I’m Joti and welcome to the Central Public Library. Located at Basement 1 of the National Library building, we are the proud home of My Tree House, the world’s 1st Green Library for children. We also have a wide selection of books for our teen and adult readers and reading spaces where you can cosy up with a good read. I invite you to visit us to explore our many programmes ranging from lunchtime talks, book clubs to storytelling sessions. I look forward to meeting you, so do say hello when you visit!


Last Updated On 01 Oct 2020