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Xiamen Municipal Library's Jimei branch to open for trial run

Updated: 20 Sep 2018
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On October 1st, China’s National Day, the new branch of the Xiamen Municipal Library in Jimei District, which is three times the size of the Xiamen Municipal Library on Xiamen Island and is currently the largest public library in Fujian Province, will begin trial operation.
 
The new branch features a large book collection, advanced library technology, and wonderful services.
 
Highlights
 
> A designed collection capacity of three million books
> Characteristic Jiageng architecture
> A see-through glass dome, with a diameter of 36 meters, that can adjust lighting automatically in accordance with the weather.
 
 
> Layout:
1F: Children’s Reading Area
2F: Experience Center for New-style Reading where visitors can read, listen to music, and watch movies.
3F: Literature and Newspaper Reading Area
4F: Social and Natural Sciences Reading Area
5F: Ancient Books and Characteristic Literature Reading Area
6F: Office and Training Area
> Extraordinary reading environment
> Thoughtful services
※ Each floor is equipped with meeting rooms where readers can hold discussions. Advance reservation is required.
※ “Telephone booths” where readers can answer their phones inside the library without bothering other readers.
※ Separate reading lighting for each table
※ Door-to-door book delivery service, with which readers can borrow books via their mobile phones without going all the way to the library.
※ 24-hour self-service library covering 2,000 square meters that allows readers to borrow books by themselves.
 

Xiamen Municipal Library (Jimei Branch)

Address: 380 Chengyi Zhong Road, Xinglin, Jimei District/集美区杏林街道诚毅中路380号

Recommended transportation option:

Take Xiamen Metro Line 1, get off at Guanren Station, leave the station via Exit No. 4
乘坐地铁1号线,官任站4号口出站
 
SOURCE: WOX Team 

 

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