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Bukit Merah Public Library


3779 Jalan Bukit Merah
Singapore 159462

Opening Hours

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

Closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas,
New Year and Chinese New Year
Closed on Public Holidays
24-hour Bookdrop

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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Redhill
Bus Interchange: Bukit Merah
Buses: 5, 14, 16, 57, 123, 131, 131M, 132, 139, 147, 153, 196, 197, 198, 272, 273, 855, 961, 961C

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Bukit Merah Public Library


The Bukit Merah Public Library was officially opened on 28 December 1982 by then Mr Lim Chee Onn, Member of Parliament and Minister Without Portfolio.

Bukit Merah Public Library was closed for eight months from 28 June 2004 for major upgrading. It reopened its doors to the public on 25 February 2005. Then Senior Parliamentary Secretary, MINDEF & Ministry of Environment and Water Resources and MP, Tanjong Pagar GRC, Associate Professor Koo Tsai Kee, officiated the reopening ceremony.

Covering an area of 4,149 square metres, the library serves residents in central areas of Bukit Ho Swee, Bukit Merah, Henderson, Leng Kee, Radin Mas, Tanjong Pagar, Telok Blangah and Tiong Bahru.

Relocation of Bukit Merah Public Library in 2018

  • NLB will be relocating Bukit Merah Public Library to VivoCity in end 2018 to provide greater convenience and accessibility to library services for Singaporeans. 

  • The closing date of the current library at Bukit Merah Central will be announced in 2018.

  • After the library’s relocation, Bukit Merah Central residents can continue to enjoy convenient access to reading resources and services at various touchpoints (Please refer to the list below).

  • Reading corners at various community clubs, senior activity centres and schools within Bukit Merah Central. At these locations, NLB is ready to provide books, computers for residents to access eResources and to conduct mass borrowing services. 

  • Volunteering opportunities whereby NLB will train interested community volunteers to run these reading corners and to conduct regular story-telling sessions.

  • Newspapers and magazines will also be made available for browsing at selected Senior Activity Centres and community clubs.

  • To reach out to youths, NLB also visits schools and conducts activities such as mass borrowing, library membership registration, assembly talks and other programmes.

  • NLB welcomes ground-up grassroots initiatives to set up more community-owned reading corners, and is ready to offer support by providing the reading corners with collections and training to equip grassroots’ volunteers with sufficient knowledge to run these reading corners independently.

  • Please contact us at for more information or to express your areas of interest.

NLB is working with community partners to set up the following touchpoints:


Community Clubs

  • Henderson Community Club
  • Bukit Merah Community Centre
  • Kim Seng Community Centre
  • Leng Kee Community Centre
  • Radin Mas Community Club
  • Telok Blangah Community Club
  • Tiong Bahru Community Centre
For Seniors

Senior Activity Centres

  • Thong KhengSAC (RadinMas)
  • Thong KhengSAC (Queenstown)
  • Sarah Seniors Activity Centre
  • THK (Bukit Merah)
  • Indus-Moral CARE
  • NTUC Health SilverACE @ Lengkok Bahru
  • NTUC Health SilverACE @ Telok Blangah
  • NTUC Health SilverACE @ Redhill
  • Moral Seniors Activity Centre (Redhill)
  • SilverACE (Bukit Merah)
  • SilverACE (Henderson)
  • SilverACE (Telok Blangah)
For Students


  • Alexandra Primary School
  • Blangah Rise Primary School
  • Bukit Merah Secondary School
  • CHIJ Primary School (Kellock)
  • CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent
  • Gan Eng Seng Primary School
  • Gan Eng Seng Secondary School
  • Radin mas Primary School
  • Zhangde Primary School

Storytelling Times:
Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 - 6 yrs)
Fridays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (7 - 10 yrs)

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50plus Book Recommendation Corner
50plus Book Recommendation Corner
Level 2
Level 2
Multimedia Stations
Multimedia Stations

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Library Manager

Ms. Lim Lee Lian
Welcome to Bukit Merah Public Library! We’re conveniently located right in the heart of Bukit Merah Central. So come on over to catch up on the latest current affairs, grab a book or attend one of the many programmes (some of which are volunteer-run) that we have in store for you! You can also connect with us via our Facebook page to find out more about what’s happening at our library.


Last Updated On 21 March 2018

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