Kaohsiung Main Public Library, Kaohsiung

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Satisfy any intellectual or architectural cravings by visiting Kaohsiung Main Public Library, whose towering glass facade invites visitors to read, study or explore the vast array of books-- although many are not in English. Featuring a 'library garden' situated on the top of the glass building, the library offers visitors a chance to experience the bizarre architectural possibilities in Taiwan. Look out for the peaceful architectural spaces with a hint of nature nestled in the surroundings, or visit in the evening to see the building lit up-- sometimes with colours. Add Kaohsiung Main Public Library and other attractions to your Kaohsiung trip itinerary using our Kaohsiung tour itinerary planning site .
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  • Because of the sunset in the park, the library, so stopped for a while, but the outside has been very beautiful. It is very large, has a sense of space, self-study position is also many, the view is good.
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  • As a result of living in the 85 big floor, so the walk minutes to the library. The exterior is very beautiful, the environment is very quiet, outside of the flower garden can let the visitors sit, very very heart. It was discovered that one of the layers was an aerial garden, so we went to see where the place was clean, and I was not bitten by a mosquito. In the garden, you can see the city of Kaohsiung from the heights, feel very comfortable!
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  • A library with very convenient transportation. Not only is it very design, it's also great to read. The seats have sockets and it's a great compliment! I like to read books all day and have a different feeling in the morning, noon and evening!!! The only drawback is that there are too few choices in the neighbourhood to eat!! But it's not about riding a motorcycle. It's impossible to read books all the time, right!!!
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  • The library is one of the first architectural centerpieces in the 新灣區 New Bay Area to have reached completion. It is enjoyable to visit from that standpoint alone. If you are a local looking to actually use it, management is still not quite up up to par. Many foreign books can not be borrowed, the library is often invaded by students who use it as a lounge all day long and often leave their belongings to claim tables hours at a time even when they aren't around. I am leaving five stars because compared to what Kaohsiung had before this library opened, there aren't enough stars to thank the city for building this. It is a world class library, that hopefully one day can be managed as such. Recommendations for staff: Strict seating use enforcement, children's activities and lessons, allowing more books to actually be borrowed, public musical instrument (a piano?), Q&A counter for those who need assistance, etc. UPDATE 2018: Borrowing foreign books is now possible for children's books only. Still a long way to go for management, but still a world class library. The LAB coffee shop is quite good, though they run out of bread often.
  • A well designed and visually pleasant environment. Usually crowded with tourists during weekend; best to avoid if you seek quietness. Plenty of restaurants and cafes onsite. A good place spent a lazy Sunday afternoon with family or friends.
  • Surprisingly strong selection of English books, and the gorgeous building and prime rooftop is a legitimate tourist destination.
  • Book land. Plus good cafe at level 2. Go check the rooftop for the skyline of KH.
  • Beautiful library with great views. Wide variety of books.
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