Have you ever noticed the different designs of the libraries in Singapore? Go on a virtual tour around some of the public libraries in Singapore and see the different layouts and facilities that are in each of these public spaces.
You can also start your digital reading journey by downloading the NLB Mobile app to get access to e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and more.
Virtual Reality Tours of the Singapore Library
HarbourFront Public Library
Set against a splendid view of Sentosa, library@harbourfront is designed with two distinct zones – one for adults and teens, and another for children. The Children’s Zone enables young readers to learn through technology, with features such as Augmented Reality books that bring stories to life. The Adults’ and Teens’ Zone is volunteer-run and offers flexible spaces to host programmes that support digital readiness and lifelong learning. Take the virtual tour here.
Bedok Public Library
Located at Heartbeat@Bedok, the Bedok Public Library’s design follows themes of nature. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by the natural greenery around us. Visitors can enjoy the garden surroundings as they enter the library. Take the virtual tour here.
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Yishun Public Library
Yishun Public Library was officially in 1998 and relocated from Yishun Street 22 to Northpoint Shopping Centre in 2008. It underwent renovations and re-opened on 3 February 2018. The library has a collection of about 121,000 books, around 300 magazine titles and 3,000 audio-visual items, for all age groups in the four official languages. There are several facilities in the library such as Digital Learning Zones, Quiet Reading Lounge and learning pods. Take the virtual tour here.
Tampines Regional Library
Located at Our Tampines Hub, the new library features five floors filled with amenities such as maker spaces, an exhibition gallery, and a study lounge. The virtual tour allows you to fully admire the vast number of facilities in the Tampines Regional Library including the indoor playground Playtopia. Take the virtual tour here.
Sengkang Public Library
Located within Compass One shopping mall, the library covers an area of 2,136 square meters and there are several new areas in the library including the Early Literacy Area where families can read and bond together, the Tween Space for children aged 10 to 14 and a dedicated Adults section for quiet reading. Take the virtual tour here.
Bukit Panjang Public Library
Located within Bukit Panjang Plaza, the Bukit Panjang Public Library has two separate wings: the Children’s Zone and the Adults’ & Teens’ Zones. The design concept is uniquely inspired by changes to Bukit Panjang’s public transport access, including a direct connection to the new Downtown Line. There are coloured ribbons on the floor that serve to help visitors find their way around the library as well as subject clusters indicated on the floor and ceiling to enable users to locate their preferred collection better. Take the virtual tour here.