Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Library@Chinatown, Public Library in a Mall - WW

Reading Corner resembles a restaurant :P

While shopping with my girlfriends at the newly revamped Chinatown Point, we discovered this cool Library@Chinatown on the fourth floor.

At this self-service public library, visitors who require assistance can speak to a cyber librarian via a hotline at a special Cybrarian kiosk. It is also equipped with the standard self-service borrowing stations and eKiosks for general library transactions.

a public library in a shopping mall

This new 1000 sq m library is funded privately and staffed almost completely by volunteers. It carries a collection of books and audio-visual materials on Chinese arts and culture (calligraphy, literature, music, painting, traditions, customs and more).

There is also a small selection of books and audio-visual materials in commonly spoken Chinese dialects such as Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese.

Visitors can also read local and foreign online newspapers on large screens via iPads.

The Rediffusion Room

There is a  Rediffusion room which allow visitors to enjoy nostalgic dialect hits, activities and talk shows on Chinese festivals, beliefs and food culture within the library.

Children's corner

Visitors can also look forward to a wide array of programmes such as storytelling sessions, arts appreciation workshops, music and dance workshops, musical performances and poetry reading sessions.

133 New Bridge Road #04-12 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413. Tel: 6332 3255

Opening Hours :
Mon - Sun : 11.00am - 9.00pm
Closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year. Closed on Public Holidays

Bookdrop Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm


  1. A very interesting architecture and layout. What a pleasure for readers!

  2. The library looks good! Many nice facilities : )

  3. This is neat! When you get tired from shopping, you can relax here and enjoy a book. How high-tech, a cyber librarian!

  4. Wow the library looks extremely cozy and inviting. I love the modern layout.