Smart Work Centres open in 3 libraries

Smart Work Centres open in 3 libraries
File photo of a library in Singapore.

SINGAPORE - Companies and entrepreneurs without office space can now work out of pay-per-use flexible workspaces that opened in three public libraries - in Toa Payoh, Geylang East and Jurong.

These workspaces, dubbed Smart Work Centres (SWC), offer meeting rooms and cubicles for rent, video-conferencing, secure Wi-Fi and photocopying services, among others.

They were set up through a collaboration between the Infocomm Development Authority and the National Library Board.

Rentals range from about $20 daily for normal desk space, to $399 per month for a private cubicle space, excluding taxes, The Straits Times Online reported.

Such centres provide employees with "better work-life balance and... flexible work arrangements", said Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim, speaking at the opening of the SWCs.

The pair are inviting the public to join in their project by taking on the $5 a day challenge. (See report on right.)


This article was first published on May 31, 2014.
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