Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Guangdong  /  Guangzhou  /  Miscellaneous  /  Guangzhou Library

Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou

4.5
#22 of 252 in Things to do in Guangzhou
Library Traveler Resource
Admire the eight-story modern glass and stone structure of Guangzhou Library, an enormous open-stack library. Built on a contemporary downtown square by the Pearl River, the library boasts over 3 million books, audio-visual and digital resources, and 500 public computers. With much social space, the interior fosters both learning and exchange. Browse through some books, or take one of the 4,000 seats to read. Head to the top floor for a selection of international publications and a cafe. The area around the library makes for a great stroll and has become a popular relaxation zone for locals. Using our custom trip planner, Guangzhou attractions like Guangzhou Library can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Guangzhou Library
map

Plans in Guangzhou by other users

3 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Guangzhou & Shenzhen BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM BERMUDA July, culture, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 12 days in Guangzhou BY A USER FROM FINLAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Guangzhou

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Guangzhou

Guangzhou's commercial industries make it well-equipped to host visitors, though do book well ahead of time if traveling during the peak fall and spring trade fair rushes. The city's gleaming skyscrapers contain a number of the best four- and five-star hotels in Guangzhou, while others lie tucked away in historical European-style buildings. For budget-friendlier options, a number of youth hostels welcome a steady stream of international visitors, though most are located outside of the city center.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
232 reviews
Google
4.5
  • We were on a day tour of Guangzhou, and our guide actually brought us to the library as part of the tour when we were in the new part of the city. That might sound strange, but it was really quite int...  more »
  • The public library of Guangzhou is one of the most impressive buildings that came across my sights! Amazing architecture!  more »
  • How surprising to find a 5 star building as a public library in the heart of a metro mega square. The design and the night view of the library is beautiful.  more »
Google
  • The design of the building is beautiful. They have a awesome collection of books and I used to borrow things from here quite often. It is a good place to read and study. Since it's a favorite place where lots of students turn to, it could be pretty packed sometimes. I'd like to check the books out and sit in a nearby cafe. Also the air con freezes me. Location is pretty convenient! It is interconnected to the metro and malls, no trouble to get to even on a rainy day!
  • Guangzhou Library is a great place. I have visited this library to borrow books many times. At weekends, it may be crowded and noisy. But from Monday to Friday, except close-up at Wednesday, this is a quiet place to read. It's efficient and convenient because almost everything can be done on machines. This also is the held place for some cultural exhibitions that related closely to the Canton history or something else. It is worthy to take a short time to enjoy. Many restaurants locate nearby.
  • Beautiful place, and they have numerous kinds of books
  • Beautiful building with a great library for all ages inside.
  • Nice place to go