Opened to the public December 1996.
Chief architect: Zhang Jie Zheng.
Building area: 11.190 square meters.
|Four major features in the
The Shanghai Library can store 13.2 million books.
Shanghai Library also contains
With the National Library in Beijing, Shanghai Library is one of the most upfront libraries in china around the year 2000. A group of large-scale public libraries are presently under construction or in the planning: In Beijing, in Shandong and Anhui provinces and in Shenqang, Nanjing and Shenzhen cities. The rapid growth of the library sector in China now tells that more than 2.600 public libraries are functioning on county-level or higher, and presently a new library is being opened in China every four day (China Daily, August 13th 1999)
Rev. by Pierre Evald - 27-09-2000