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Toa Payoh Public Library


6 Toa Payoh Central
Singapore 319191

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: Toa Payoh
Bus Interchange: Toa Payoh Central
Buses: 56, 105, 153, 232 via Toa Payoh Central

Click here to view 1st floor Click here to view 2nd floor Click here to view 3rd floor

Toa Payoh Public Library


Toa Payoh Public Library (TPPL) was officially inaugurated on 7 February 1974 by then Minister for Culture, Mr Jek Yeun Thong. It was the second public library to be opened during the rapid expansion of the public library network in the 1970s. In 1998, the library underwent a major renovation and was reopened on 10 May 1999 by then Minister for Home Affairs and Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mr Wong Kan Seng. The three-storey high library building covers a floor area of 4,125 square metres.The library is located in the heart of Toa Payoh Central, serving the residents of Toa Payoh and Novena. In 2015, Toa Payoh Public Library revamped its Newspapers & Magazines Lounge, Programme Zone, Teen Zone and Activity Zone.

Storytelling Times:
Thursdays, 7.30 pm – 8.00 pm (7 - 10 yrs)
Saturdays, 11.00 am – 11.30 am (4 - 6 yrs)
Every 1st Saturday
12.00 pm – 12.30 pm (4 - 6 yrs) (Mandarin)

For more info, click on library details

Early Literacy Section
Early Literacy Section
Newspapers & Magazine Lounge
Newspapers & Magazine Lounge
Teens' Zone
Teens' Zone

Library Manager

Ms. Joanne Koh

Hi there! I'm Joanne, manager of Toa Payoh Public Library, the second oldest public library in Singapore! This neighbourhood is definitely more than a place for gastronomic experiences. Located in the heart of Toa Payoh Central, the library is a familiar place for reading and learning. Besides the wide-ranging collection, children and families can join our storytellers in a world of fascinating stories and tales. You can also take part in the Lim Kopi interest group to pick up health tips, discuss current happenings and more over a cup of coffee or tea! There’s always something for everyone. So come visit us today and see you around!


Last Updated On 07 Jan 2022