Jurong Regional Library

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Jurong Regional Library
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Type Regional Library
Established 2004
Location Jurong East, Singapore
Collection
Size 480,000

Jurong Regional Library (Chinese: 裕廊区域图书馆) is a public library located in Jurong East, Singapore.[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.

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.

History[edit]

The library was first opened on 1 August 1988 as Jurong East Community Library by Ho Kah Leong[3] 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.[4] After the completion of its refurbishment in 2004, it was re-opened as Jurong Regional Library on 4 June 2004 by the then Acting Minister for Education, Tharman Shanmugaratnam.[1]

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ "Jurong library boasts an atrium". The Straits Times. 3 August 1988. Retrieved 23 December 2015 – via NewspaperSG. 
  4. ^ "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