5 reasons why Sengkang Library is the most user-unfriendly public library in Singapore.
Photo above shows armchairs in Yishun Library.
Sengkang Library in Compass Point is probably the most user-unfriendly library in the whole of Singapore.
These are the reasons why:
1. There are no chairs in the library only hard benches.
2. There are no tables.
3. There are no tables for newspaper reading. (I noticed Yishun Library has just added another table.)
4. Even the hard benches are not enough as students convert them into their own study tables.
5. Library users are therefore forced to sit on the floor all over the library.
I raised my concerns with NLB. Their reply was laughable if not ridiculous. Their reply was that Sengkang Library is a DIY library, whatever that means. Hence the minimal facilities. Then why does Yishun Library come equipped with so many facilities even though it is also located in a shopping mall?
Bureaucrats are brilliant at justifying anything. A DIY library. My God!
In all public libraries users are urged not to sit on the floor but in Sengkang Library you have no choice.
The people of Sengkang and also of Punggol deserve better.
Or else people will ask, “Why the double standard?”
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