Brief Introduction of Foshan Library

Foshan Library is located in Foshan New City¡¯s Cultural Center. With a construction area of 47,000 m2, the library has 7 floors above ground and 1 floor underground, made up of by several functional area including circulating and reading area, consulting services area, public activities and auxiliary service area, administrative offices, equipment area, and logistic system area. The library is in possession of about 2,000,000 books, 3,000 types of newspapers and periodicals home and abroad, 2,000,000 electronic books and multiple large databases, providing readers with 2,500 reading seats, over 200 computers and 1,500 cable network ports. Wireless networks cover every corner of the library, and readers are free to enjoy reading through books, computers, and other electronic devices. In 2016, 2,550,000 books were borrowed and read, over 1000 cultural activities of various kinds were held, and more than 1,000,000 readers were received.

With a working staff of 145, among whom 54% are bachelor degree or above, the library has 14 departments offering different services including children's reading, adult reading, digital reading, consulting service, reading promotion and etc.

As an important public cultural institution in Foshan, Foshan Library is positioned as an urban platform of cultural exchange integrating multiple functions such as reading promotion, public education, information exchange, and other cultural activities. Readers with a second generation ID card can borrow and return books without any deposit by using self-service machines. Every citizen can borrow 10 books at most each time. Foshan Library, which has been forming the Foshan United Library Service System since 2005, is the leading library of those 145 member libraries in the System. With libraries of innovative service models such as self-service libraries, digital libraries, TV libraries, and mobile libraries, Foshan United Library Service System is now building a ¡°15-mins Reading Circle¡±in the city. By the end of April, 2017, there are 726,000 registered readers in the System.
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Address: No.11 Huakang Road, Foshan New City, Foshan.
Post Code: 528000 TEL: 0757-28360000