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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

  • 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.
  • We are gradually resuming storytelling sessions at the libraries wih safe management measures in place. Please view our Eventbrite page for the full schedule of our storytelling sessions at the libraries.

For wheelchair accessible routes to this library, please see:

Wheelchair Accessible Route (Bus)

Wheelchair Accessible Route (MRT)

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. Melissa Kawasoe

Welcome to the Central Public Library! Located at B1 of the National Library building, we are home to the world’s first Green Library for children—My Tree House and we have an extensive collection for all age groups to enjoy. Come visit us, cosy up with a good read and enjoy our spaces like the Bamboo Garden which features life-sized bronze figures by Chong Fah Cheong. We look forward to your visit!




 

Last Updated On 29 Jul 2021