(2 August 2018, ECNS) A library in Shenzhen, one of China’s booming modern metropolises and a technology hub, has become the focus of discussion after it closed its doors to children under-14.
University Town Library of Shenzhen, also known as the Shenzhen Science and Technology Library, is the first library that functions as both a public and academic library shared by graduate schools of four universities – Peking University, Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Nankai University – as well as local residents.
On July 31, staff at the library said it mainly serves teaching and research purposes, so does not have children’s books. The new regulation was introduced because children in the library caused a growing number of complaints as they bustled around.
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