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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building itself is nice piece of architecture. Attractive exterior, and sense of spaciousness and ample sunlight upon entering the building. I visited on Sunday and the library was well utilized. At least a thousand of students were doing their self study there. The facilities...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank YNINC
Reviewed June 2, 2019

What not to love about this place, architecture is amazing, great spot to just people watch and browse the collection of books and floors. The building is beautiful inside and outside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Henrique_WestOz
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Nice building to look at but you must be a local, without local ID, you won’t be able to borrow books for long as a visitor can only borrow for 60 days

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lingang
Reviewed May 13, 2019

It is quite interesting to find an impressive modern library amid so many skyscrapers. Guangzhou's main library building is an ultra-modern design. Along with the Pearl River New Town area, it forms the futuristic vision of the city.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Not only is this artsy building architecturally awesome, it is also a phenomenal place of learning. The books, materials, learning and training stations, and sections are well organized.

Date of experience: April 2019
83  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed April 15, 2019

The Guangzhou Library is quite a popular hangout for adults and kids alike. There are several floors of books, media etc. and they have a fairly extensive (though not terribly elaborate) collection of English books. Moving around the two sections can be a bit of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
4  Thank PushExplore
Reviewed April 13, 2019

One would think that the library would be a place for quiet reading. That was the library past, and GuangZhou is the library on the forefront of the future. Let me count. For the regular stuff of books check in and out, it is very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ele81946
Reviewed April 8, 2019

very big library, and free for reading and borrowing, but i dont like reading in too quiet place, making me sleepy, it is beside my previous company, i only went there one time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jeaniewang
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Better than the Beijing Library! Features of this library that I hope might help any future visitors: - Foreigners can borrow! - No registration required if you're not borrowing. 8th floor houses their English fiction collection, so you can simply make your way up. -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank PhantomPaper
Reviewed February 15, 2019

A huge library which, surprisingly contains also scientific books. The building walls look like a stack of books and, with the glass entrance area, it is impressive.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from benjaminchodroff | Reviewed this property |
Entrance is free to the public, and borrowing a library book only requires a State ID card (chinese citizens) or a passport (foreigners) to register for a free library card. Registration assistance is only in Chinese, but... More
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