I heard about its opening late last month, but yesterday it was my first time visiting it. I thought that it was located in Takashimaya (the previous place - closed over 7 years ago). Tell you, you must love the place man!!! I was stuck there for an hour before it had to close at 9pm!!!
The design was marvelous! Check the photos below for your viewing pleasure! (Pictures speak a thousand words) and tell me what you feel about it! ;)
|Art gallery at Library@Orchard|
|Cool book shelves with ladder (the Studio area)- Library@Orchard|
It was cool, wasn't it? They really made use of the ceiling space to store the books. However, it might not that convenient to climb up and check the book, especially for elderly and those who were afraid of height.
|Magazine wall - Library@Orchard|
|Magazine collections in four languages - Library@Orchard|
Oh man! The above magazine walls were amazing! It might look like a display only but you actually could open it by pulling out out and get the magazines inside. You could find magazine collections written in Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil language!
|Audio-visual material to borrow - Library@Orchard|
They stored the above materials in such artistic ways! Nice! :)
|Approximately over 100,000 titles, fresh and new! - Library@Orchard|
|View from the staircase - Library@Orchard|
Reading space and curvy shelves in modern style with fresh paper smell from the new copies.
|People cluster at the Loft - Library@Orchard|
There were some cosy and private seats in this floor. However, I couldn't catch some pictures as it was all occupied hehe...
|Reading area at the Studio (level 3) - Library@Orchard|
The above was the reading area at the Studio (level 3). Good enough to relax your legs and bums there ^^
|Wall-mounted computerized monitor to search your books - Library@Orchard|
Rather than the usual monitor put on the table, this one was wall-mounted. Too bad it was too low for some people, including me - also no pencil and paper to record down the call number (which shelf to find).
|Last but not least - photo of myself at the entrance of the Library@Orchard :)|
So, it's awesome, wasn't it? I told my hubby that I wished I would have a very long holiday like those school children (more than a month time holiday) so that I could visit this place everyday, reading different magazines and books, dropping by nearby Café to sip some coffee or hot chocolate and just enjoy the time! Hehehe... I wish! ;)