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Wuxi Municipal Library

Updated : 2015-06-04
(chinadaily.com.cn)

Wuxi Municipal Library was first established in 1912 and opened to the public in 1915. It is listed among the first batch of municipal public libraries in China.

The newly-built Wuxi Municipal Library opened in October, 2000. It has a floor area of 28,243 square meters and has advanced communication facilities, multi-media introductions and an automated management system. The library also has over 20 service windows for book lending, e-reading, and document retrieval, and provides 1,800 reading seats.

Around 15 percent of the library’s 2 million books are considered to be ‘ancient’. It receives 1.8 million readers every year and circulates 1 million books. In addition to this, around 360 reader activities - including exhibitions, workshops and forums – are held annually.

Wuxi Municipal Library has won numerous titles as a result of government assessments. It was evaluated as a pilot for national spiritual civilization construction in 2009, a national civilization pilot in 2011 and a national first-level library in 2014.

Address: No 1, Zhongshu Road

Post code: 214021

Tel: 0510-85750207

Buses: No 67 at Taihu Square (Qingnian Road) station No 29 at Jinming Road (Wenhua Road) station Metro line 1 at Qingming Bridge station (Exit 5A)

Website: http://www.wxlib.cn

Website for children and teenagers: http://child.wxlib.cn/

D-Lib: http://dlib.wxlib.cn/

Wuxi library society: http://www.wxlib.cn/xuehui/

Official weibo: http://weibo.com/u/2676391983

Official WeChat: wxlibrary

Wuxi Municipal Library

The hall of Wuxi Municipal Library. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Wuxi Municipal Library

Reading room for literary and historical books. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Wuxi Municipal Library

Reading room for cultural and artistic books. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Wuxi Municipal Library

Xishuidun Cultural Park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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