library@esplanade    


The library@esplanade is Singapore's first public library dedicated to the performing arts and it features four Villages dedicated to music, dance, theatre and film.

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

Not Crowded

See What’s Happening at the Library

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Performance

Jazz improvisation for beginners 2/6 | Jazz for Curious Listeners

13 August 2022
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Performance

Schubert's The Trout Quintet

17 August 2022
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Experience

Phenomenon III : Dance Screened

19 August 2022
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Performance

Phenomenon III : The BodyMove

20 August 2022
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Performance

Brief History of Jazz Music 3/6 | Jazz for Curious Listeners

17 September 2022
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Performance

Jazz improvisation for beginners 2/6 | Jazz for Curious Listeners

13 August 2022
...
Performance

Schubert's The Trout Quintet

17 August 2022
...
Performance

Brief History of Jazz Music 3/6 | Jazz for Curious Listeners

17 September 2022
...
Performance

Jazz improvisation for beginners 2/6 | Jazz for Curious Listeners

13 August 2022
...
Performance

Schubert's The Trout Quintet

17 August 2022
...
Experience

Phenomenon III : Dance Screened

19 August 2022
...
Performance

Phenomenon III : The BodyMove

20 August 2022
...
Performance

Brief History of Jazz Music 3/6 | Jazz for Curious Listeners

17 September 2022

library@esplanade Gallery


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Piano Practice Room

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Special Collections Room

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Dance Village

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Silent Studio

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Facts about library@esplanade



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Our History

The library@esplanade, Singapore's first public library dedicated to the performing arts, was officially opened on 12 September 2002 by Mr Khaw Boon Wan, then Senior Minister of State for Transport and Information, Communication and the Arts. A one-stop resource library for the performing arts, we also offer information and services in the areas of music, dance, theatre, and film. Besides the collections, the library is also host to a variety of performing arts related programmes and exhibitions.

Interesting Facts

  • Our location on the third level of the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is unique within Singapore, and makes it one of the few libraries in the world to be co-located within a performing arts complex.
  • Our library has adopted the metaphor of a village to lay out the collection into four performing arts 'Villages': Music, Dance, Theatre, and Film. Library resources are categorised by village, with different media formats, print and non-print, found alongside each other, allowing for greater accessibility and convenience.
  • Amongst other resources, visitors can find instructional and performance videos in our Dance Village, movie DVDs in our Film Village, music scores in our Music Village, and play scripts in our Theatre Village.
  • As a tribute to Singapore's film heritage, refurbished vintage theatre chairs from the old Capitol Theatre donated by Capitol Investment Holdings were installed in the library in early 2014.



What We Offer



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How to get there

Nearest MRT: City Hall / Esplanade
Buses: 36, 56, 70, 97, 111, 133, 162, 195, 502, 502A, 75, 77, 106, 171, 700A, 857, 960

Facilities


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