Bukit Merah Public Library
3779 Jalan Bukit Merah
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
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How to get there
Nearest MRT: Redhill
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Bus Interchange: Bukit Merah
Buses: 5, 14, 16, 57, 123, 131, 131M, 132, 139, 147, 153, 196, 197, 198, 272, 273, 855, 961, 961C
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to express your areas of interest.
NLB is working with community partners to set up the following touchpoints:
- 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
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)
- 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
Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (4 - 6 yrs)
Fridays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (7 - 10 yrs)
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