Book exchange corner at the Public Library

Book exchange corner at the Public Library


Drop off your old books and magazines IN GOOD CONDITION and/or pick one up and take it home. The library free shelves can be found near the entrance of most of the public libraries around Singapore.

See this info on what can go on the shelves.


Map of Locations

As at 18 May 2023, the following libraries had free shelves:

  • Ang Mo Kio Public Library
  • Bedok Public Library
  • Bishan Public Library
  • Geylang East Public Library
  • Jurong Regional Library
  • Queenstown Public Library
  • Toa Payoh Public Library
  • Woodlands Regional Library

Note that the following libraries no longer have shelves:

  • Central Public Library (reason: under renovation)
  • Marine Parade Public Library (under renovation)
  • Jurong West Public Library (library said it is permanently closed)
  • Yishun Public Library 

Note, per the info linked: “For public libraries located within shopping malls, NLB has less flexibility to support book exchange corners due to space constraints and the need to share common areas with other co-located tenants. ”

Accepted Items

Books should not be damaged. Do NOT drop off loose paper, pamphlets, flyers, catalogues, or filled in workbooks. NO toys, CDs, tapes, etc. Only books. Please take care of the library free shelves!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2023