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Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou

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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.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Available in Pearl River public library. Of course you can benefit from foreigners. I think it is worth a visit even expatriates on the upper floors because Japan Japanese books and manga,. However because of closed earlier than the book flooring needs attention.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The scale of the library. The Chinese love to read, so almost all the sites at any time for reading. On the upper floors there are Russian books, but hurry because the floor closes early. Nearby is the Opera House, numerous skyscrapers and pretty pedestrian area. If you do not like the library, you will be able to safely go for a walk in any other direction. Entrance to the library free
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  • August 1, 2017
    Libraryy located right next to my hotel and next to the Huancheng Square, wow, I never knew that I had to go through security scanning to go to a library but it was interesting library, many books and...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    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!
  • March 12, 2017
    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.
  • January 14, 2017
    Beautiful place, and they have numerous kinds of books
  • September 10, 2016
    Beautiful building with a great library for all ages inside.
  • April 30, 2017
    Nice place to go

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