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Shanghai Library

Add:1555 Huaihai Rd M., near Gao'an Rd.

Tel:021-6445 5555




Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available


Shanghai Library moved to its present premises and officially opened to the public on December 20th, 1996. The new location covers 3.1 hectares of land, with a floor space of 83,000 square meters. It styles itself in the shape of pyramids with escalating cubic blocks, which symbolizes the solid foundation of cultural heritage and the endless efforts by human being in pursuit of knowledge. Equipped with user-friendly facilities, including reading rooms, research carrels, exhibition halls, auditorium, seminar rooms, audio-visual rooms, the new library creates a spacious, quiet and comfortable environment for reading and learning. Shanghai Library cherishes the motto of “Reader First”, and keeps an open-minded service philosophy. Anyone over 14 years old, either local residents or domestic and overseas visitors, are entitled to registration as members of the library. The library is open everyday throughout the year and hosts 2 million visitors every year.