Don’t say Bo Jio: 10 free studying places in Singapore
Thanks to COVID-19, Singaporean students are now forced to study and attend school through their laptops at home.
However, with the occasional flock of birds squawking and the renovation noise coming from upstairs, sometimes home may not be the most conducive place to learn.
Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre
Location: 30A Yishun Central 1, Singapore 768796
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM
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For students living in the North, Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre might just be the free study spot you are looking for!
Located at Yishun, they are a non-profit start-up that offers a great environment including Wi-Fi, charging ports, and quiet surroundings.
The outdoor area at this Youth Centre is completely free for students to study, and the café inside is open to the public as well, in case you get hungry.
You do not have to make a booking online to enter, so head down early to grab seats at this perfect study place!
Woodlands Regional Library
Location: 900 S Woodlands Dr, #01-03 Civic Centre, Singapore 730900
Operating Hours: 10AM-9PM
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With free Wi-Fi, charging points and even a Café located within the library, this is definitely an ideal study place for students. However, do remember to book your slot 2 days before heading down to study!
Study spaces in the East
Location: 11 Eunos Road 8 #03–02, via, Lobby B Lifelong Learning Institute, 408601
Operating Hours: 8:30AM-6PM
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Part of the National Library Board (NLB), The LLibrary is located inside the Lifelong Learning Institute.
A quiet study place for students who live in the East, this library offers Wi-Fi and charging points, making it a conducive environment for students to do their work.
Due to the pandemic, the public will have to book slots in order to enter any NLB Library.
However, you can still enter the library without booking any slots if maximum occupancy has not yet been reached. THE LLIBRARY is no exception, so remember to select a slot 2 days before you make your way down to study!
Our Tampines Hub
Location: 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Operating Hours: 24H
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Our Tampines Hub (OTH), located near Tampines MRT station, is a project by the People’s Association.
Open 24 hours, this community hub is the perfect spot for you to study with your friends overnight, or discuss a group project.
Entrance is free for the general public, and benches are scattered across the hub for students to sit down and open their books. The community space provides free Wi-Fi along with charging ports.
Study spaces in the South
Location: 102 Henderson Rd, Singapore 159562
Operating Hours: 9AM-10PM
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SPROUT HUB is a community space built at the former Henderson Secondary School. Located along Bukit Merah, they offer many tables free for studying.
In this space, students can enjoy doing their work while being surrounded by nature, as SPROUT HUB is also home to urban farms.
This quiet study place has 5 food stalls, free Wi-Fi, as well as charging ports. Public entry is free, so head down to this peaceful community space if you enjoy studying alongside nature!
Location: 8 Raffles Ave, #03-01, Singapore 039802
Operating Hours: 11AM-9PM
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Library@esplanade is one of the more secluded libraries among the National Library Board.
Located on the third floor of the Esplanade, it provides a quiet environment with a view of Marina Bay Sands. Not only do they have tables for studying, library@esplanade offers chairs to lounge in as well, which is perfect for group discussions.
With air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and charging points, this study place is the perfect study place for students who enjoy doing their work with a view!
Study spaces in the West
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Location: 50 Nanyang Ave, 639798
Operating Hours: Weekdays 10AM-10PM; Saturdays 8AM-1PM; Sundays and PH Closed
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For students living in the west who want to experience campus life, studying at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) may be a great option for you.
Located in Jurong West, the NTU campus offers many conducive studying spots such as The Hive, The Arc, and Fine Foods @ South Spine!
NTU has no lack of charging points, and students are free to walk in. There are also several cafés around the campus if you are feeling peckish.
Bukit Panjang Library
Location: 1 Jelebu Road #04-04 & 16/17 Bukit Panjang Plaza, 677743
Operating Hours: 11AM-9PM
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Located in Bukit Panjang Plaza, Bukit Panjang Library serves as a great study place for students living in the West.
With various types of seats and tables, students can get comfortable studying and complete their assignments there.
This aesthetic library also has free Wi-Fi and power outlets for you to charge your laptop! If you are heading down to study, remember to book a slot 2 days in advance!
Study spaces in the Central area
Location: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #03-12 #04-11, 238858
Operating Hours: 11AM-9PM
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Library@Orchard is another National Board Library (NLB) that students can consider visiting.
Located in Ngee Ann City, Library@Orchard is one of the most aesthetically pleasing libraries in town.
With free Wi-Fi and a variety of spaces you can sit down to study, this study place is perfect for students who want a quiet and conducive environment to be productive. Do remember to book a slot before you head down to study!
Singapore Management University (SMU)
Location: 50 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178899
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Singapore Management University (SMU) is another University campus that students can study in. Located between City Hall and Bras Basah MRT station, students can find benches outside to do their work.
Free for students to walk in, you can observe the vibrant student life while studying on SMU’s campus.
There are also various food outlets scattered throughout the University campus so you can grab lunch!
Thanks for reading!
It is tough to be a student during a pandemic, with the pressure of doing well and studying at home. Having a change in your study environment can refresh your mind and body, and may even allow you to focus better.
Although it is hard to find free study places where you can stay for the whole day due to the pandemic, it is not impossible. Try the places we recommended above and let us know how your studying experience was!