Tag Archives: Shanghai Library

Classic library in Shanghai restored to its former glory

(4 February 2017) Restoration of the former Shanghai Library in Yangpu District has been completed. Officials said yesterday that expansion work would continue to realize the original vision of its architect Dong Dayou (1899-1973). The exterior of the 80-year-old library on Heishan Road was damaged by decades of weathering and has now been cleaned and […]


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Winning designs for Shanghai’s city library

(5 December 2016) Architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen have released images for the winning design in a design competition for the futuristic Shanghai Library. The slatted appearance and angled windows overlooking parkland create a spacious interior and ‘a sanctuary for knowledge and media in the trees’. The library will join the Science and Technology Museum and […]


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Shanghai Library acquires the Blaeu-Van der Hem Facsimile Atlas

(24 May 2016) The famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas is kept at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. In 2004, UNESCO added it to the tangible listing of World Heritage, also referred to as the ‘Memory of the World’, to preserve it for the future. The facsimile edition contains the most important volumes: the so-called […]


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Shanghai Library increases the value of its collections with Chinese Newspapers Collection

(22 January 2015) Shanghai Library has added ProQuest Historical Newspapers™ – Chinese Newspapers Collection to enhance their library offerings. Providing access to these twelve sources, which cover more than a century of content, the Chinese Newspapers Collection (CHNP) will complement their other resources through a digital environment that enables precision search and creative exploration, to […]


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Shanghai Library adds 2 million records to WorldCat

(2 September 2014)  The contribution from Shanghai Library, the largest public library in China and one of the largest libraries in the world, enhances the richness and depth of Chinese materials in WorldCat as well as the discoverability of these collections around the world. The records represent books and journals published between 1911 and 2013 […]


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