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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. With our custom trip planner, Guangzhou attractions like Guangzhou Library can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visited the GUangzhou Library just to browse. The facade was impressive to say the least. The library was full of students. Largest library I have ever seen.  more »
  • The Guangzhou Library is my favorite building. As a foreigner, it was very simple to get a free library card with only my passport. Be sure to check out the 8th floor which has many international book...  more »
  • The Guangzhou Library is really beautiful from the outside as well as the inside. There are several floors, each cater to different types of books etc. I must say though that they don't seem to have a...  more »
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  • Good place to study, air-conditioning running well. Tables are abit small but if your not fussy it's fine. Would be nice if the WiFi landing page had option to be in English, and having to request access at the counter was abit of a hassle since not many Chinese people speak English. Other then that a great public library
  • An amazing library. Most of the books are in Chinese so be aware of that (but I guess it only makes sense). The maker space on the (8th?) floor is something you have to check out.
  • 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.
  • Huge and great library
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