Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Library    

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Weekends and Public Holidays: closed

Facts about Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Library


The Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Library of Botany and Horticulture was founded in 1875 and is one of the oldest specialised libraries in Southeast Asia. The Library has two sections: the Public Reference Library (unrestricted access & open to public) and the Staff Library which includes the Rare Books Room and Archives (restricted access).

The Library’s collection is an invaluable resource which supports the work of the Gardens staff, students, and researchers across the globe in a diverse range of science and horticulture disciplines. The collection contains books, periodicals, field books, botanical artworks, historical maps of the gardens and various print and digital media. Wireless@SG Wi-Fi service is available at the library.

The Public Reference Library is open to the general public. The collections are only for reference and not for loan but a photocopying facility is available. Visitors may also view the collection via the NLB Catalogue and OneSearch.

Services/items at the library include:

  • Books, newspapers, and periodicals/magazines for viewing within the library only
  • Audio-visual materials for viewing within the library only
  • Borrowing station (borrowing is only for NParks staff & SBG collaborators)

Library of Botany & Horticulture

National Parks Board

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Level 1, Botany Centre, Tanglin Entrance

1 Cluny Road

Singapore 259569 

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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Orchard, Botanic Gardens, Napier
Buses: 7, 105, 123, 174, 174E, 75, 77, NR8, 106