National Library

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Asia, Singapore, Central Singapore Community Development Council

The National Library (Chinese: 国家图书馆, Malay : Perpustakaan Negara) in Singapore is located on an 11,304-square metre site between Bugis Junction and the Bras Basah Complex at 100, Victoria Street. The new building, a 16-storey, two-block development situated in the city's Civic District, replaces the old National Library at Stamford Road, which closed on 31 March 2004. The MRT station nearby were Bugis MRT Station and Bras Basah MRT Station The library moved to its new home on 22 July 2005. It is the flagship building of the National Library Board, it brings together the core functions of the old library by incorporating a reference library, known as the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library (Chinese: 李光前参考图书馆), as well as a public library, the Central Lending Library (CLL) under one roof.