Woodlands Regional Library


Woodlands Regional Library

The Woodlands Regional Library (Chinese: 兰区域图书馆) is a regional public library in Woodlands in the North Region of Singapore. It is located within the premises of the Woodlands Civic Centre, near Causeway Point. The library has a floor space of 11,100 square metres and currently has 540,000 items in its collection.

When it was opened on April 28, 2001 by the then-Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore, Dr Tony Tan, Woodlands Regional Library was the biggest library in Singapore, with four floors. The 16-storey National Library, located on Victoria Street and opened in 2005, is currently the largest.

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Although Woodlands Regional Library has four floors, it also has a basement.

Basement

The basement consists of a auditorium with 250 seats.

First floor

On the first floor, the library consists of Cafe Galilee as well as a few counters for borrowing books.

econd floor

The second floor is where the Reference section and self-contained multimedia booths for surfing the Internetcite news | author = Eunice Quek, Kok Tse Wei | title = How the libraries stack up | publisher = "The Straits Times" | date = 2 July 2005| page=S6] are located.

Third floor

The third level is the section for adult fiction and non-fiction in Singaporeʻs four national languages; English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil, and also has counters for borrowing books, like those in the first floor. It also has a Quiet Reading Room for people who want to read quietly.

Fourth floor

The fourth level comprises of various books aimed at children and teenagers. It also has a small garden-like feature, called the Enchanted Tree as well as the Children's Reading Park.

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