Bukit Batok Public Library    

Located within a shopping mall, Bukit Batok Public Library has the distinction of being the first library to introduce the Electronic Library Management System.

Opening Hours

Mon - Sun: 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Closed on Public Holidays.

Bookdrop : Subject to mall opening hours
Reservation Lockers : Subject to mall opening hours

Crowd Level


Bukit Batok Public Library Gallery


Study Area


Children's Section




New Arrivals


Facts about Bukit Batok Public Library


Our History

Our library was officially opened on 21 November 1998 by then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. We are situated within the popular West Mall shopping centre. It was known as Bukit Batok Community Library until 2008, when it was renamed Bukit Batok Public Library. In 2011, we underwent a renovation.

Interesting Facts

  • In 1998, we were the first library in the world to use the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, which allowed books to be processed immediately as they were returned through automated Bookdrops so that the loan records of the borrowers were updated instantly.
  • RFID technology was rolled out to all libraries after its successful pilot at our library and this cut down the time taken to update patron records by 30 minutes.
  • Our library was designed to resemble an ordinary retail shopfront for better integration in the mall.

What We Offer

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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Bukit Batok
Bus Interchange: Bukit Batok
Buses: 61, 77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 852, 941, 945, 947, 990


Bukit Batok Public Library
Floor map