The National Library of Singapore is a sixteen storey building which is located in the city Civic District. The 2-block 16-storey building was constructed in 2005 to replace the old National library which was located at Stamford Road.
This new 16-storey building is located between the Bugis Junction and the Bras Basah Complex at 100 Victoria Street.
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This state of the art library has a number of gardens where you can choose to relax after your studying lessons are over. From these gardens, you have the chance to view the panoramic section of Singapore. However, only two gardens are open to the public. The rest are closed and are under the care of the National Library Board. The two gardens from which you can view the city are located at the courtyard on level 5 and at the Retreat on level 10.
There is a café is located at the first floor and entrance to the library. From this point, you can enjoy the best cuisine Singapore has to offer.
If you love exhibitions, then this is the best place for you. A large space called the Plaza is available on the first floor of the library and it hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year. If you love the arts and drama, then you don’t have to walk or drive around the city in search of a theatre. The National Library has a theatre which occupies both the fourth and fifth floors of the building. This state of the art theatre is fully equipped and can hold up to 615 people.
After going through your favourite books at the library, you can choose to view the beautiful island of Singapore. This is made possible by the presence of the Prod. This is a viewing site located on the 16th floor of the library which is the best location to capture some breathtaking pictures.