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Introduction


The predecessor of Nantong library was the Nantong library, founded in 1912 by Mr. ZhangJian, a modern industrialist and educator. Nantong library is one of the earliest public libraries in China. It is abundant in local literature and ancient book collection. And it is "The National Key Ancient Books Protection Units", " National First Class Public Library", "National Social Science Popularization Demonstration Base", "Civilized Unit In Jiangsu Province".

Nantong city library occupies an area of 28,000 square metres. The library provides a book collection capacity of more than 1,500,000 items, holds 1,680 reading seats and  complete WiFi coverage .The new library has many kinds of advanced equipment, such as, automatic library card  machine, self-borrow-and-return machine, book sterilizer, electronic reader and touch enquiry machine, etc.

The new library is rich in electronic resources including internet data base and mobile-library serving readers’ usage of our digital resources like digital books, periodicals, newspapers, music, movies, images, academic papers, academic lectures, training videos, software tutoring, etc. 

On the first floor is the children’ service area separated as babies’ lending and reading zone, children’ lending and reading zone, featured reading zone, toys zone, interactive digital reading zone, stage activity zone, etc.

The second floor is for newspaper reading room, academic periodicals reading room, audio books reading room for the blind, lecture hall, multi-function hall, video room, coffee bar, retrieving area, 24h-self-returning area, service centre offering library card and consultation.

The third floor is for books lending and reading area, self-borrowing-and-returning area, and recreation area.

The fourth floor is for ancient book reading-room, regional documents reading room, multimedia reading room, reference service room, VIP research room, individual study room, recreation reading room and training room.