(2 Jan 2021) The main branch of Tainan Public Library opened in southern Taiwan Saturday morning (Jan. 2) and is expected to bring more international attention to the country.
Located in Yongkang District, the new library cost approximately NT$1.93 billion (US$67.7 million) to build, according to the Tainan Cultural Affairs Bureau. It has the country’s largest self-service station, providing readers with 24-hour access to the library and allowing them to check out and return materials after opening hours.
The library comprises six above-ground floors and two below. It houses about 600,000 books, including 500 for the visually impaired and 16,000 authored during the Japanese colonial era.
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