Central Public Library    


Central Public Library is home to the world's first Green Library for children—My Tree House. My Tree House is steered by green principles in all facets from design and infrastructure to collection and programming.

Opening Hours


Central Public Library is currently closed for renovations. Please visit library@habourfront, Toa Payoh and Geylang East public libraries!

Bookdrop : 24 hours
Reservation Lockers : Mon - Sun: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Closed at 5pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year Closed on Public holidays

Crowd Level

Closed

See What’s Happening at the Library

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Workshop

[Bengkel Penulisan Kreatif] Fiksyen Kilas: Bercerita Tanpa Kotak

13 August 2022
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LearnX Communities

ACCA Learning Community

13 August 2022
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LearnX Communities

All Our Brave, Earthly Scars by Danielle Lim | Sing Lit Book Club

18 August 2022
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LearnX Communities

Book Lovers Club

20 August 2022
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Talk

《疫后新华文学团体的反思与展望》研讨会 | Read Chinese

03 September 2022
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Workshop

Exploring Food in Creative Writing | SG Author

10 September 2022
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Talk

Obsessed with Books in Don Quixote | A Bridge to the Classics

14 September 2022
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Talk

The Empty Text in Journey to the West | A Bridge to the Classics

28 September 2022
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Workshop

[Bengkel Penulisan Kreatif] Fiksyen Kilas: Bercerita Tanpa Kotak

13 August 2022
...
LearnX Communities

ACCA Learning Community

13 August 2022
...
LearnX Communities

All Our Brave, Earthly Scars by Danielle Lim | Sing Lit Book Club

18 August 2022
...
LearnX Communities

Book Lovers Club

20 August 2022
...
Talk

《疫后新华文学团体的反思与展望》研讨会 | Read Chinese

03 September 2022
...
Workshop

Exploring Food in Creative Writing | SG Author

10 September 2022
...
Talk

Obsessed with Books in Don Quixote | A Bridge to the Classics

14 September 2022
...
Talk

The Empty Text in Journey to the West | A Bridge to the Classics

28 September 2022

Central Public Library Gallery


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Reading Area

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Book Borrowing Stations

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My Tree House. World’s 1st Green Library for Kids

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Reading Area

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Facts about Central Public Library



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Our History

Formerly located at the National Library Building at Stamford Road which officially closed its doors on 1 April 2004, the current Central Public Library is located at the basement of the National Library Board building. It was officially opened on 12 November 2005 by then-President of Singapore Mr S R Nathan.

Interesting Facts

  • To preserve some memories of the former National Library at Stamford Road, 5,000 red bricks from the old building were brought over to construct a wall in the new library’s Bamboo Garden.
  • The canopy of the “magical tree” in the My Tree House comprises of 3,000 recycled plastic bottles.
  • We have been visited by many famous personalities including the former US First Lady Laura Bush, the former US Second Lady Jill Biden, Emperor Emeritus of Japan Akihito and his wife Michiko, the current King of Bhutan, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

What We Offer

  • Central Public Library hosts a series of Green-themed programmes at My Tree House.
  • Book clubs for the reading enthusiasts  
  • Social story 
  • Library Details.



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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Bugis, City Hall MRT Station
Buses: 145, 197, 32, 51, 63, 7, 80, 175, 851, 61

Facilities


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Central Public Library
Floor map