Join us in vibrant Singapore!

The event will be held at the Event Centre of Village Hotel Sentosa. The venue is located on Sentosa Island. The address is 10 Artillery Ave, #02-01, Singapore 099951.

Singapore is full of beautiful attractions. It’s constantly evolving, reinventing, and reimagining itself. It is a cosmopolitan culinary city where explorers, inventors and change makers get their inspiration. The city is celebrating its bicentennial, with many planned activities and events. Even though OCLC will not formally organize an activity, we strongly encourage you to visit the Singapore City Gallery, open from Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.

See all there is to do in Singapore

Photos: Village Hotel Sentosa

Lodging

OCLC has room blocks available at the Village Hotel Sentosa, where the event is taking place, offering conference participants preferential rates.


Library Visits

OCLC has arranged visits to three different libraries in Singapore.

Once you have registered for the Library Futures Conference, you will receive an email with the details for registering for the library visits. Please be aware that there are limited spaces and places will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Libraries will only admit participants with proof of registration.

library@orchard

Thursday 21 November, 17:00 – 18:00 or Friday 22 November, 10:00 – 11:00

library@orchard focuses on design, lifestyle and the applied arts. Divided over two floors - The Studio and The Loft - the library is a vibrant community space with selected quiet contemplative corners and features a collection of around 100,000 materials.

library@harbourfront

Thursday 21 November, 17:00 – 18:00 or Friday 22 November, 10:00 – 11:00

library@harbourfront is a library that opened in January 2019 on the third floor of the VivoCity shopping centre. It offers conducive reading spaces for patrons of all ages set against a splendid view of Sentosa.

All information courtesy of the National Library Board. For information about them or the libraries mentioned above, please visit their website.

Photo: library@orchard Photo: library@harbourfront

Photos courtesy of the National Library Board

Singapore Management University

Thursday 21 November, 17:00 – 18:00

Situated in the heart of Singapore Management University’s (SMU) city campus, SMU Libraries offer services through two physical libraries, Li Ka Shing Library and Kwa Geok Choo Law Library as well as virtually through various web-based services. Both libraries offer a variety of innovative learning spaces (for example 24/7 Learning Commons, Graduate Lounges, Hive, Learning Labs and, so on) for collaborative, interactive and, reflective experiences to support SMU’s learning, teaching, research and community activities, combining spaces, facilities, expertise, collections (for example, artworks) and, resources in creative ways. More information can be found on the SMU Library website.

Photo: Singapore Management University

Transportation

Airport: Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the busiest and best connected in the world, handling over 100 airlines flying to some 400 cities.

Land: Driving into Singapore from West Malaysia is a relaxing and scenic way of getting there. Singapore has two land checkpoints, at Tuas in the west and Woodlands in the north, that operate 24 hours a day.

Taxi: A taxi from the airport to the center of Singapore or the venue would cost approximately SG$25.


Visas

If you are coming to Singapore from overseas, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore provides useful information on the types of visas required to enter the country.

If you require an invitation letter, please inform us on your registration form or contact us directly at communications-apac@oclc.org.


Conference reception

We invite you to join us at the Village Hotel Sentosa Old Barracks for an evening reception on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.


Photos and videos

Photographers and videographers will be present at the event. Please note that images may be taken and used for the OCLC website, social media, and other non-commercial publicity purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know.