Libraries across Shenzhen

Writer: Wu Zhuoyang, Chen Xiaochun  | Editor: Jane Chen  | From:  | Updated: 2018-April-2

Nanshan District

24-hour self-service lending machines

The 24-hour self-service lending machine program is an important project for the city's development as a “city of libraries” and plays an important role in the city's public cultural service system. Funded by the city's government, residents can borrow and return books conveniently using the machines, which also provide free services such as library card applications, book reservations and renewals and information consultation.

Add: Multiple locations

Tel: (0755) 82841217


Shenzhen Nanshan Library 南山图书馆

Founded in 1994, Shenzhen Nanshan Library is one of the cultural landmarks of Nanshan District, open all 365 days of the year. It has comprehensive reading rooms, children’s reading rooms, parent-child reading rooms and some other dedicated reading rooms for meeting the needs of different readers. Moreover, Nanshan Library holds activities for patrons including public lectures. It has also set up a public consultation room, which provides legal advice and psychological consultation for patrons.

Tel: 26520380


Add: 176 Changxing Road, Nanshan District 南山区常兴路176号

Metro: Line 1 to Taoyuan Station (桃园站),Exit B

Shenzhen Science & Technology Library/University Town Library of Shenzhen 深圳市科技图书馆/深圳大学城图书馆

As the first library with the dual function of being both a public library and an academic library, the Shenzhen Library of Science and Technology is shared by the graduate schools of four universities: Peking University, Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Nankai University, and is open for use by local residents as well. Its mission, “All for the people, for all the people,” aims to serve the local students and faculty members, corporate researchers and knowledge-seeking residents.

Located at the heart of the campus, the Shenzhen Library of Science and Technology (also called the University Town Library), possesses the beauty of the crouching tiger and hidden dragon.

As the first library to combine the academia with the public, the University Town Library was designed to have a holding capacity of 1.5 million volumes, 3,000 seats, 1,700 data ports, and 8,000 visitors expected daily.

The library's interior design along with its architecture gives the building a feel of elegance. Grey and white mixed with orange create a vibrant theme. Spaciousness is applied on all floors, each of which has the same height and support beam distance and payload, making each level an advantageous site for patrons and the library's future expansion. It is a library where people enjoy reading and studying quietly and in peace.

Tel: 88866634


Add: 2239 Lishui Road, Nanshan District南山区丽水路2239号

Metro: Line 7 to Xili Station (西丽站),Exit D

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