- Woodlands Regional Library
The Woodlands Regional Library (Chinese: 兰区域图书馆) is a regional
public libraryin 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, 2001by 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.
Although Woodlands Regional Library has four floors, it also has a basement.
The basement consists of a auditorium with 250 seats.
On the first floor, the library consists of Cafe Galilee as well as a few counters for borrowing books.
The second floor is where the Reference section and self-contained multimedia booths for surfing the
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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.
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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