New Taipei City Library is the largest public library system in Taiwan. It has 104 branches, located in 29 districts throughout New Taipei City, with approximately 7 million collections. We provide convenience access and information service to the general public.
In order to meet the diverse reading needs of our patrons, New Taipei City Library strives to reinvent how a library engages with its community. We create a lifelong learning environment that is welcoming to people of all ages and fits into their schedules. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff work to change people's conceptions of what a library can be. To that end we have ten innovative services to better serve our community:
★Friendly Universal Design
★Mobile Study Room
★Collaborative Resource Sharing
★VR Reading Experience
The other branches in our system also fulfill their roles as customized and informed centers for community life. Each branch in our library system forms a link that provides access to the education, technology, and diversity that makes our community thrive. It is the mission of the New Taipei Public Library system to become a center for the pursuit of knowledge in the modern world.
◆In 1923, during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945), Hai-Shan County Library was founded. This formed the basis for what would later become the Taipei County Library.
◆In 1948, Taipei County Library, temporarily located in Zhong-Shan Auditorium, Banqiao, was founded under the authorization of the County Department of Education and formally opened in July of the same year. Xiao-You Hong was appointed as the first president.
◆In 1983, Taipei County Cultural Center was founded and Taipei County Library was transferred under the supervision of the Cultural Center.
◆In 1990, a plan to reorganize Taipei County Library was initiated.
◆In 2005, Taipei County Library was officially founded.
◆In 2010, complying with Taipei County's administrative upgrade to New Taipei City, Taipei County Library was officially renamed as New Taipei City Library and all 29 districts’ public libraries were reorganized and became New Taipei City Library branches.
◆On May 10, 2015, New Taipei City Library was officially opened to the general public and started 24-hour service.
New Taipei City Library Organization
●Acquisition and Cataloging Section
●Circulation & Preservation Section
●Comprehensive Planning Division
●Local Collection Section
●Civil Service Ethics Office
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★Non-stop, 24-hour service
★Auto Checkout Reservation Machine
★Happy Reading Corner (Window of the World)
★An All-Purpose Library for Readers of All Ages
★A First-Class, Eco-Friendly Library
◆Applying for a Library Card
1. For citizens, a national I.D. card, driver’s license, disability card/ brochure or household certificate is acceptable.
2. For foreigners, an Alien Resident Certificate, passport or a Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents within expiration date is acceptable.
Readers must apply for a library card to check out items. Twenty volumes can be checked out for a loan period of 30 days. The loan period may only be extended once. Video/audio multimedia materials, comic books and periodicals can be checked out for a loan period of 7 days.
|00：00~24：00 Mon. – Sunday: 24-hour service|
|Sun.-Mon. 08:30 – 17:00 Tues. – Sat. 08:30 – 21:00|
Sun.-Mon. 08:30 – 17:00
Tues. – Sat. 08:30-21:00
|Mon. – Sun. 24-hour service|
|5th – 9th Floors|
Sun.-Mon. 08:30 – 17:00
Tues. – Sat. 08:30 – 21:00
National holidays and the last Thursday of each month, when the library is closed for cleaning and maintenance.
Location & Transportation
●Address: 139, Guixing Rd. Banqiao District, New Taipei City 220218
●MRT: Far Eastern Hospital Station
●Bus Route Information
|Kwang Hwa Vocational High School||BL (Blue) 37, BL38, 51, 99, F501, 805, 812, 843, 848, 889|
|MRT Far Eastern Hospital||847, 847(Shuttle), 889|
|Banqiao Shopping Area||932, 940, 948, 952|
|Renai New Village||57, 234, 656, 705, 796, 806, 810, 1070, 1962, 9103|
City-operated parking available from B1 to B3 areas.
•Address: 139, Guixing Rd. Banqiao District, New Taipei City 220218
•TEL : +886-2-29537868