Library@Orchard, a great public library in Singapore, is located within Orchard Gateway shopping centre (277 Orchard Road).
Opened to visitors in October 2014 (after it relocated from Ngee Ann City), the centre is a design-focused public library that operates under the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore.
The place, the first double-storey library located within a mall, centred on lifestyle, design and the applied arts, is divided into two areas: The Studio (Level 3 of the mall) and The Loft (Level 4).
Featuring a ‘Design Thinking’ framework concept, the Studio encourages co-creation and community learning, while the Loft (L4) is there for inspiration, reflection, and contemplation.
Library highlights include programmes and design-focused collections (of about 100,000 titles), designated display areas, and three programme zones that can be combined into one.
Within the design-focused collections are titles in 5 clusters — People, Space, Visual, Product, and Lifestyle.
Among the interesting details are also the book tree designs with integrated book displays that feature books, magazines, AV items and a digital displays centred around a theme or latest happenings at the library.
Library@Orchard – Public Library in Singapore
277 Orchard Road, #03-12 / #04-11, orchardgateway
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9pm
Following the Facebook page, you’ll receive updates related to the library’s events, changes to the opening hours, and much more.