Family: LIBRARY@HARBOURFRONT opens on 12th Jan 2019

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The National Library Singapore never fails to amaze us! Right from the collection of books for all in the family to making other content like CDs or mobile app available or other activities that NLB conducts, everything about it is very people-centric. Library@Harbourfront is the newest reading and learning destination for all across Singapore to read, learn and collaborate.

It opens to public on 12th Jan 2019 at Level 3 of Vivocity and we got an opportunity to take a close look at it as Singapore media.

Read on as we bring some exclusive excerpts of what Library@Harbourfront has in store for you all.

Don’t miss:

  • Spectacular view of Sentosa – The view just makes the place more conducive. Library@Harbourfront adopts a coastal theme with waves in hues of blue and green. It invites patrons to look “Beyond the Horizon”.
  • Two distinct zones – one for adults and teens, and another for children. This is to provide dedicated spaces and enhanced services that cater to different reading and learning needs.
  • The first-ever maker space for children, where young readers can tinker and play with technology.
  • A wide collection of resources and flexible spaces for adults and teens to engage in programmes with a strong digital focus. This area will be volunteer-run.
  • Spanning 3,000 sqm, library@harbourfront houses a refreshed collection of about 200,000 books, magazines, and audio-visual materials. This is complemented by NLB’s extensive digital collection of about 480,000 eBooks and audiobooks, and over 7,400 eNewspaper and eMagazine titles. Jaw dropping!
  • Stories Come Alive Room – This facility makes use of moving images, light and sound effects to make storytelling an immersive and interactive experience for children.
  • The library will hold over 500 programmes for patrons of all ages across 2019. In line with efforts to prepare Singaporeans for the digital future, the programme line-up will focus on topics related to the digital economy, new technologies, lifestyle and recreation.
  • Look forward to the use of the latest technologies of Artificial Reality, Virtual Reality and Robotics.

More Info


Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-05 Vivocity, Singapore 098585

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 11 AM – 9 PM

Visit NLB website here.

Pics: my own and Courtesy of the National Library Board, All Rights Reserved, 2019.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this information! I can not wait to visit the library with my little one, as I am sure he will love it.

  2. The library looks so beautiful and peaceful. I’m definitely going to visit this library whenever I visit Singapore.

  3. This is very interesting. I will definitely share this with my brother who stays in Singapore to visit the library. he will be very happy to see the library with peacefulness and beautifully managed.

  4. Wow! Dedicated library areas for adults and children! And virtual reality, artificial reality and robotics? That’s totally amazing! Loved the idea behind this library!

  5. The whole aura of the library looks mesmerising. I would definitely visit it whenever I visit Singapore next time. As of now, will share the info. with my friends there.

  6. Lucky lucky you. The Singapore Library looks like the perfect hangout for our family. I am planning a visit soon. I am sure my daughter will adore this.

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