Check out the new-look library@orchard

After a seven-year wait, the National Library Board (NLB) has opened a library at Orchard Gateway.

The new-look space boasts several firsts:

  • It's the first public library that sought public feedback and suggestions for its design, collection and services.
  • About 30 students and lecturers from the Singapore Polytechnic Design-Thinking Team helped develop several unique spaces and features.
  • It has the largest public library collection on design and applied arts.
  • It also features creative spaces for visitors to try their hand at design and share ideas with others.
  • library@orchard is the first public library to span across two storeys in a shopping mall.