If you have a keen interest in diving deeper into the realms of Chinese arts and culture, a visit to the Library@Chinatown Point should be at the top of your list. This one-of-a-kind library, spanning an impressive 10,800 square feet, proudly stands as Singapore's first themed library dedicated to Chinese arts and culture. What sets it apart is that it is entirely run by passionate volunteers who have made it their mission to share the richness of our heritage. Here, you'll have the opportunity to uncover our familiar dialects, such as Hokkien, Teochew, and Cantonese, which hold a special place in our cultural tapestry. Immerse yourself in this inviting space that tastefully incorporates Chinese elements, honouring and celebrating our vibrant culture in every corner.
There's no denying that bookstores are every bookworm's favourite place to shop, but sometimes you just run out of bookshelf space and would rather borrow than buy. Our public libraries are on point with a huge selection of famous classics and brand new titles by every author imaginable, along with amazing facilities and architecture to boot. Alternatively, you can borrow an e-book or digital newspapers and magazines instantly via the NLB mobile app and read on the go.
However, libraries now have evolved beyond their traditional role as book-borrowing destinations. Now, they double up as dynamic hubs for learning, working, and hosting a diverse range of events. Whether you seek a quiet corner to study, a collaborative space to work on projects, or a venue to attend informative workshops and engaging talks, our modern libraries offer it all.