Toa Payoh Public Library    


It may be the second-oldest public library in Singapore, but Toa Payoh Public Library boasts uniquely-designed spaces for children, adults and seniors.

Opening Hours

Mon - Sun: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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

Bookdrop : 24 hours
Reservation Lockers : 24 hours

Crowd Level

Not Crowded

See What’s Happening at the Library

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Storytelling

Storytimes for 4-6 years old @ Toa Payoh Public Library I Early READ

13 August 2022
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Talk

Protein Foods for a Pro-Active Life | Mind Your Body x TOYL

17 August 2022
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LearnX Communities

Life Communication Skills Toastmasters August Chapter Meeting

17 August 2022
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Workshop

[InstantArt] Zentangle Fun| Time of Your Life

18 August 2022
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LearnX Communities

Writing the City – Writer’s Cove

20 August 2022
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LearnX Communities

Life Communication Skills Toastmasters August Chapter Meeting

17 August 2022
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LearnX Communities

Writing the City – Writer’s Cove

20 August 2022

Toa Payoh Public Library Gallery


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Early Literacy Section

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Magazines Lounge

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Baby Section

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Teens’ Zone

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Facts about Toa Payoh Public Library



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Our History

Toa Payoh Public Library was officially inaugurated on 7 February 1974 by then Minister for Culture, Mr Jek Yeun Thong. We were the second public library to be opened during the rapid expansion of the public library network in the 1970s. We had a major renovation and reopened on 10 May 1999 by then Minister for Home Affairs and Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mr Wong Kan Seng. Our three-storey high library building is located in the heart of Toa Payoh Central, serving the residents of Toa Payoh and Novena.

Interesting Facts

Our Children's Section at level 1 reflects the nostalgic memories of the traditional dragon playground in Toa Payoh. The hexagonal shapes in the Baby Books' corner are inspired by the mosaic tiles used in the playground.
Our Teens’ Zone sits on the third floor and features the prominent display of graphic novels as well as audio-visual materials.  


What We Offer

  • A senior citizens' room where our seniors can discover our selection of large print books and explore our multimedia services which has a collection of large print books with conducive reading spaces.
  • Several book clubs for reading enthusiasts.
  • Social story of our library.
  • Library Details.



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How to get there

Nearest MRT: Toa Payoh
Bus Interchange: Toa Payoh Central
Buses: 56, 105, 153, 232 via Toa Payoh Central

Facilities


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Toa Payoh Public Library
1st floor
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Toa Payoh Public Library
2nd floor
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Toa Payoh Public Library
3rd floor