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Taipei Public Library, the Beitou branch, Taipei
(4.3/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
A haven for both bookworms and those concerned with ecology, Taipei Public Library, the Beitou branch attracts a large contingent of visitors daily. Since its opening in November 2006, it has served as an example of a functional, eco-friendly place. Observe its structure of wood and large glass surfaces, then enter to explore the hundreds of bookshelves across two floors. If you choose, grab something to read--try an English-language local paper--and settle into one of the numerous armchairs of this friendly library. For Taipei Public Library, the Beitou branch and beyond, use our Taipei tourist route planner to get the most from your Taipei vacation.
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  • Spent about 1 hour in this library just because it is a very cool building - in terms of its design and its air-conditioning LOL. Went on a Sat morning so there were lots of local people as well. Peop...  more »
  • There is not such a term as woody moody, but since Taipei is largely a concrete city, I felt that this beautiful building transforms the mood you are in. The public library in Beitou is not exactly si...  more »
  • 環境優雅,雖然訪客很多也不失整潔與寧靜。藏書非常豐富,讓人可以流連忘返的圖書館!館外樹蔭下休息,可以眺望整個建築的特殊風貌。 
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  • The building itself is rated as one of most beautiful green building around the globe. The visitors are actually more than real library-goers there. So, for people who go there to enjoy reading might be interrupted by visitors. There are not many seats in it, and no study room. Likely, the only municipal library without study room in the city.
  • Beautiful and special library in Taipei city. Now there's a part of "Pokémon Go holyland" in Taipei!! You can see a lot of crazy Taiwanese pokémon trainers here!
  • Very special library, also worth to visit even you don't want to look in any book, just sit down and enjoy, there are desks there too so u can go there for studying, only problem in winter no heating, they even open all windows and the e.g. 12°C "warm" air blows through the whole place
  • Beautiful structure with wood and glass. Maybe some kind of Pokemon nest around here. 1000s of men & women & kids catch Pokemon together, very interesting!!!
  • Opened in November 2006, the Beitou Library is one of the most energy efficient efficient and environmental friendly architectures of Asia! With over 20,000 books (Eng & Chinese titles), you will be spoilt with options. With rising temperature towards summer, this is a great place to escape the heat!