1) What is Pelangi Pride Centre (PPC)?
PPC is a physical LGBTQ+ community space and library in Singapore. We have an extensive library of fiction, non-fiction, reference, graphic novels, other languages, and local books of LGBTQ+ content. These can be borrowed or read within our premises. We also have resources for HIV-related materials.
2) Where is PPC located?
Pelangi Pride Centre is a secular space housed within Free Community Church.
Address: One Commonwealth, 1 Commonwealth Lane, #02-02, S149544
Google Map directions here and location details here
4) Can I host an event at your space?
We are open to collaboration enquiries! Please drop us an email with more details.
6) Do you have a contact number?
Contact us at +65 8525 3643 (Saturdays, between 2-6pm only)
7) Do you accept donations?
Yes we do! Cash donations are very much appreciated for our library’s upkeeping and volunteer welfare, among other things. Please email us for the banking details.
8) Is there any age restriction for visiting PPC?
Our space is open to all visitors young and old. However, you would need to be at least 18 years old to sign up as a free member to borrow books. Should you wish to borrow books for a school project, please email us for more information.
1) What books can I borrow at PPC?
We have an extensive range of books ranging from academic to fiction titles, even graphic novels! Some popular books are the local titles, those dealing with relationships, coming-out, and show adaptations. There are also magazines for browsing, and brochures/mini booklets free to take.
2) Does PPC have an Online Catalogue?
Yes we do! You can find our catalogue here.
3) How many books can I borrow and for how long?
You can borrow up to 6 titles from the library (excluding reference materials) for a period of 2 weeks.
4) Do I have to pay for the books?
There’s a small book deposit of $10 per book borrowed (2 titles =$20), which is returned when the book is returned. So in its essence, borrowing books at PPC is free!
5) What if I cannot return the books on time?
In the event that books cannot be returned on time, we will collect a nominal fee of $2 per week it is overdue. These funds will be re-channeled for new book purchases and library maintenance. Please contact us in advance if you need to renew your loan period.
1) Can I donate my books to PPC?
Unfortunately our space is having an overcapacity of books at the moment (as of 2023). Please drop us an email to check if we are accepting book donations again. When we do have space, we are happy to receive your donations of LGBTQ related books. Do visit our Online Catalogue first to see if we already have a copy of the book, and only donate titles that we don’t carry yet.
2) Are other donations accepted?
As a 100% volunteer-run space, we really appreciate all cash donations and item donations that can keep the library and resource centre running! Please email to us with more details on what you wish to donate. In the event when we can’t accept the items, we can recommend other LGBTQ+ groups to help 🙂
1) Can I volunteer at PPC?
Please do! PPC is a solely volunteer-run space hence we are always on the lookout for new and good help! Please email us for more information.