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Zhejiang Library

Source: Updated:2018-05-15

Organization Name:Zhejiang Library

Person in Charge:Chu Shuqing

Address:No.73 Shuguang Road, Hangzhou, China







Zhejiang Library, a national first-class public library, is one of the earliest established public libraries of provincial level in China, as well as one of the first batch of national key protection units for the preservation and conservation for ancient books. According to the Regulations of Zhejiang Library, it established the first Library Council in 2015 to implement a new administrative system that the Library Council shall enjoy the highest rights of decision-making and supervision.

Up to now, Zhejiang Library consists of 5 library buildings, including the main library on Shuguang Road, two branch libraries on Gushan Road and Daxue Road in Hangzhou City, Jiaye Pavilion Library in Huzhou City, and Deqing stack room in Deqing County, covering a total area of 55,100 square meters in all.

As of 2016, the total collection of Zhejiang Library amounts to more than 6,73,4400 items, of which abundant ancient books and complete local documents are a special feature. The whole collections are: More than 822,000 thread-bound ancient books, including 150,000 rare books; More than 4,892,500 general books; More than 907,700 bound periodicals and newspapers; 8100 kinds of current newspapers and periodicals; 150,000 library-collecting engravings; More than 1,748,200 e-books and 170 electronic databases, including 27 self-built databases specialized in study of genealogy and local chronicles of Zhejiang Province.

Zhejiang Library is free and open to the public all year around. The daily number of readers to Zhejiang Library has reached 9,000, and it has garnered more than 7,200,000 clicks on its official website in the whole year. Zhejiang Library has organized a series of activities for readers, among which Wenlan Lecture, Wenlan Display, Wenlan Reading and Wenlan Social Forum have developed into top 4 featured events. By integrating public library resources of the whole province, Zhejiang Library has set up “Zhejiang Network Library” to provide readers with services of non-profit digital reading. Zhejiang Library has also launched a mobile-based service platform, “Zhejiang Wenhuatong”. By using WeChat Official Accounts or Alipay service window, readers can enjoy more convenient online services such as searching books, applying for a library card, achieving digital reading materials and others.