Step aside Hipsters, for the Nerds are in Da House with the New Library@Orchard!
Located in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district, library@orchard is as artsy as it gets. Coined as the ‘Arts Library’, the books and materials are centred around lifestyle, design, crafts and applied arts. Aside from fiction, non-fiction books and audio-visual materials, there are lots of art-reference books.
I simply love the interior design of this library… From the interactive screens to reading ‘pods’, the whole concept is pretty unique, something you don’t see in other public libraries.
What’s an artsy library without ladders…
In terms of the range of books, there aren’t many titles to choose from, especially in the fiction sections. There are more art-related reference books such as photography, craft work, interior design, visual design, web, fashion, painting, etc….
Searching for your desired title may require you to put in extra physical effort – climbing a ladder! I mean, books are shelved at the top section, where shortER people like me would have to climb a few steps to browse though the books. Question is… Would you?
What I enjoy in this library are these solo pods – which reminds me of Google sleep pods that are featured in the movie, THE INTERNSHIP.
I like how these half- enclosed pods gives you that sense of privacy to read books alone. Definitely not a place for lovey-dovey merry making please.
277 Orchard Road
#03-12 / #04-11 Orchard Gateway
Mon – Sun: 11:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Closed on Public Holidays