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Shanghai Library (Shanghai Tushuguan), Shanghai

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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3.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Shanghai Library is the second largest library in China after the National Library of China in Beijing. It is located in Shanghai, China. At 24 stories and 348 feet tall, it is the tallest library in the world, as well as one of the largest. The building has a tower that looks like a giant lighthouse.Early History: The Xujiahui (Zikawei) LibraryThe Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei is the first modern library to have been established in Shanghai. It was established in 1847.MergersIn 1925, Shanghai East Library, the first library run by Chinese, was opened. In 1950, the Shanghai Cultural Heritage Managing Committee launched a campaign to collect books and after about a year, the collection grew to more than 200,000 volumes. Many scholars and celebrities contributed and some of them made large donations. The committee also started to buy books from abroad. After the mission schools and scientific establishments had been taken over by the Chinese government, the last foreign Jesuits left Xujiahui in 1951. The Xujiahui Library, along with other libraries formerly run by foreign groups, was placed under the control of the Shanghai Municipal Library, which had been established on July 22, 1952. This was the first large municipal public library in Shanghai. The library had a collection of more than 700,000 volumes. Shanghai Library merged with the Shanghai Municipal Library of Science and Technology, the Shanghai Municipal Library of Historical Documents, and the Shanghai Newspaper Library in October 1958. The Xujiahui Library (Bilbiotheca Zikawei), which reopened in 1977, also became a branch of the Shanghai Library. It was the second largest comprehensive public library in China, in terms of collection, services, and professional expertise.
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  • It is a big modern building but ultimately nothing special about it. Even as an architectural description it is ordinary. 
  • You would classify library attractions? I'm not. There is nothing notable. Although as we told the Chinese love to read and buy books at times expensive, besides here you can just sleep! And explains here, the number of people.
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  • 上海图书馆的藏书非常丰富,不论你是什么年龄段的读者,都可以在这个巨大的知识海洋里得到满足,一楼人气比较足,借阅的图书会比较的普通,价格也相对比较便宜一些,还有一个书包室,可以上网看报纸,借阅室需要凭卡入内,还设有自助还书架方便读者使用,楼上的书籍相对来说比较贵重,而且有些需要更高级的vip会员才可以借阅,交通很方便,10号线上海图书馆站直接抵达。 
  • Best library in China!!!
  • A nice place to visit.
  • Large library. Even foreigners can borrow.
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  • 非常不错。图书馆二,三四层走廊和阅览室可以带电脑进去,有电源。图书馆全馆提供免费无线网络,而且在这里还可以使用i-shanghai这个上海免费无线网络。 在图书馆学习效率较高。
  • 上海市最好的建筑,当年最好再建得大一些,现在很多资料不得不放入航头,有点麻烦,感谢工作人员的付出,上海图书馆为我们打开了一个又一个的新世界。
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