Patrons who wish make use of the library earlier in the morning or later in the evening after work can do so once libraries in Singapore resume regular opening hours from 1 September 2020 onwards.
Regular Opening Hours at Libraries From 1 September 2020
In a media statement, the National Library Board announced that the public libraries and National Archives of Singapore buildings will revert to their regular opening hours.
Standalone public libraries and the National Library building will be open from 10 am to 9 pm, while public libraries located in shopping malls will be open from 11 am to 9 pm.
Earlier this year, when the libraries in Singapore reopened as part of Phase 2, the opening hours of all public libraries were from 11 am to 7 pm.
Those who wish to visit the Former Ford Factory, a historical site managed by the National Archives of Singapore, should also take note that its opening hours have also reverted back to 9 am to 5.30 pm. During the earlier period, it was open from 11 am to 4 pm.
Safe Distancing Measures Remain in Place
While the libraries opening hours may have reverted back to regular timings, safe distancing measures will continue to be in place. This include the online booking system for library visits and the 30-minute time limits.
Seating and study areas within the libraries will continue to be closed. Programmes and events also continue to be suspended.
Find out how to book a visit to the library in Phase 2.