Jurong Regional Library

Jurong Regional Library (Chinese: 裕廊区域图书馆; Malay: Perpustakaan Wilayah Jurong) is a public library located in Jurong East, Singapore. It is located next to JCube and is within walking distances of Jurong East Bus Interchange and Jurong East MRT station.[1] It is the third regional library to be completed after the Tampines and Woodlands regional libraries and is currently the largest public library[2] under the National Library Board network of public libraries.

Jurong Regional Library
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Library entrance
CountrySingapore
TypeRegional Library
Established1 August 1988; 34 years ago (1988-08-01) (as Jurong East Community Library)
4 June 2004; 18 years ago (2004-06-04) (as Jurong Regional Library)
DissolvedJune 2003; 19 years ago (2003-06) (as Jurong East Community Library)
Location21 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609732
Branch ofNational Library Board
Collection
Size480,000

During the construction of the National Library building, it temporarily housed the main collections of the reference library until the opening of the new building on 22 July 2005.[3]

HistoryEdit

The library was first opened on 1 August 1988 as Jurong East Community Library by Ho Kah Leong[4] who was the Senior Parliamentary Secretary (Communications & Information) and Member of Parliament for Jurong Constituency.[1] It was subsequently closed in June 2003 for upgrading works.[5] After the completion of its refurbishment in 2004, it was re-opened as Jurong Regional Library on 4 June that year by the then Acting Minister for Education, Tharman Shanmugaratnam.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jurong Regional Library". National Library Board. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  2. ^ "Jurong Regional Library - Fact Sheet" (PDF). National Library Board. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. ^ Ahmad, Nureza (2010). "Jurong Regional Library". SingaporeInfopedia. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Jurong library boasts an atrium". The Straits Times. 3 August 1988. Retrieved 23 December 2015 – via NewspaperSG.
  5. ^ "Jurong East Community Library | Infopedia". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved 2015-12-16.

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Coordinates: 01°19′57.69″N 103°44′22.47″E / 1.3326917°N 103.7395750°E / 1.3326917; 103.7395750