library@chinatown is NLB’s first volunteer-run library that centres around Chinese arts and culture.

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

Crowd Level


library@chinatown Gallery


Library Entrance


Programme Zone


Study Area


Seating Area


Facts about library@chinatown


Our History

The library@chinatown was officially opened on 31 Jan 2013 with the generous sponsorship of CP1 Pte Ltd and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. The Temple's annual donations continue to refresh the library's collection with new materials, and offer a diverse spread of cultural, heritage and literary programmes. These programmes centre around:

Qín 琴: Music [Performance Arts]

Qí 棋: Chess [Strategy]

Shū 书:Calligraphy [Literary Arts]

Huà 画: Painting [Visual and Fine Arts] 

Interesting Facts

  • Our library is fully supported by the generous sponsorship of CP1 Pte Ltd and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. 
  • library@chinatown is also NLB's first volunteer-run library. Members of the public who are interested to volunteer at library@chinatown may sign up here.

    What We Offer

    • A small selection of materials in commonly spoken Chinese dialects such as Hokkien, Teochew, and Cantonese.
    • Programmes that cultivate a greater appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture.
    • Library Details
    • Social Story

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    How to get there

    Nearest MRT: Chinatown
    Buses: 2, 12, 33, 51, 54, 63, 124, 143, 145,147, 166, 174, 186, 190, 851, 961, 970


    Floor map