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Queenstown Public Library


53 Margaret Drive
Singapore 149297

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
Reservation Locker: 24-hour


  • Patrons who visit our facilities must observe the Ministry of Health’s advisories such as the compulsory wearing of mask.
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For wheelchair accessible routes to this library, please see:

Wheelchair Accessible Route (Bus)

Wheelchair Accessible Route (MRT)

For the Social Story of this library:
Social Story


Contact Info


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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Queenstown
Bus Interchange:
Buses: 32, 122 via Margaret Drive, 51, 111, 145, 186, 195, 970 via Commonwealth Avenue

Click here to view 1st floor Click here to view 2nd floor

Queenstown Public Library


Queenstown Community Library was officially opened on 30 April 1970 by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore's Prime Minister then. The library was closed for upgrading work on 4 February 2003 and officially reopened on 31 October 2003 by Associate Professor Koo Tsai Kee, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of National Development, and Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar GRC.

Covering an area of 3,349 square metres, the library was the Republic’s first full-time branch library. On 7 October 1987, Queenstown Community Library became the first public library in the National Library Board’s network to have its library services put online. The library serves the residents of Alexandra, Bukit Timah, Buona Vista, Clementi, Commonwealth, Dover, Ghim Moh, Holland, Pasir Panjang, Queenstown, Tanglin Halt and Ulu Pandan.

Storytelling Times:
Wednesdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (7 - 10 yrs)
Saturdays, 10.30 am – 11.00 am (4 - 6 yrs)

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Children's Section
Children's Section
Programme Zone
Programme Zone

Library Manager

Mr. Thian Boon Poh

Nestled in the heart of the revitalised Queenstown estate, Queenstown Public Library provides a shared community space for all. Welcome to the oldest public library housed in a gazetted heritage building amidst lush greenery. While the library may bring back nostalgia to the older generation, it is intergenerational with up-to-date collection of books and digital media for every age group.

Check out our heritage gallery photo display of the library from 1970s to the present. We also have a dedicated small garden under the ”Community In Bloom” programme opened to library users. Pick up gardening tips at fortnightly gardening talks by experts. Children will also be excited to join us for our lively storytelling sessions. Come visit us and relive your memories!


Last Updated On 07 Jan 2022