Tianjin Library
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,625 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is the Tianjin Library (15 Fukang Road, Nankai District, Tianjin 300191) located in Tianjin, and is often mistaken by foreigners with the Tianjin Binhai Library (No.347 Xusheng Road, Binhai New Area, Tianjin 300457). The latter was newly opened in 2017, in a very futuristic design building, and has layers of wave-pattern bookshelves. The Tianjin Library is rectangular in shape and an older building (possibly built in the 1980s or 1970s). The vast majority of the books are in Mandarin, and few books are in foreign languages. Many of the signs are in Mandarin and English. I enjoyed catching up on the latest news, by reading some daily newspapers published in English.
Written December 7, 2018
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Tongcuk
London, UK108 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
It was a very modern building in the 80s and fairly well maintained. A nice place to quietly sit down and read something. My review might be biased since it was my childhood memory.
Written May 16, 2015
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SingleStepM
Brisbane, Australia8 contributions
Jan 2019
Really beautiful place.Book selection is the result of a dispute within the communist party. Take the time to see the upper levels.
Written December 4, 2019
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Peter S
5 contributions
Mar 2018
15 Fukang Road is indeed A library but not THE library. The library you probably want to see is 30+ miles outside of the city by the coast. It’s not the library next to the museum of natural history either, although that one is nice.
Written March 25, 2018
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Muhammad S
53 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
The pictures shown here are not of Tianjin library. The place you actually wants to visit is called "Binhai Library". It is quite far from the Fukang Road. Some people posted pictures of Binhai Library on this page. This misunderstanding wasted a lot time for me
Written April 7, 2018
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Kulizokia
Tianjin, China8 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Tianjin Library was one of my favorite finds when I first arrived here. The outside looks very ordinary but on the inside, you'll find sprawling walkways and floors fulled with balcony seats and 20 foot tall book cases. I was really excited to come here the first time but the foreign book area at the top floor is a slight disappointment. I'm not sure how they even organized the books there, but it was a complete disaster and the cost for foreign books is significantly higher than the normal library cost. Even with the added cost, you can only check out one foreign book at a time. What's the point? It's a beautiful library but it just makes me wish I could read more Chinese as the foreign section is depressing.
Written September 11, 2015
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Lauren R
Nashville, TN81 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
This place is probably not the best library you'd ever visit, especially if you've been to places like the New York City public library or the Library of Congress. But, it was a nice surprise to walk into this place that has an airy feel to it. I wish my libraries in the US were as nice at this one. On the 4th (?) floor there is a foreign book reading room with mostly out-of-date titles, but you can sit in there and read them for as long as you'd like. There's also a massive children's book room and many great Chinese titles if you read Chinese. Definitely worth a stop if you're going to the Tianjin Natural History museum (it's right next door). Check it out then stop for a coffee at SPR or nearby Galaxy Mall.
Written February 18, 2014
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RopentaStones
St Helens, UK1,926 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The library here is okay...I have never known such security just to get in a library before. Admittedly we did come here on a whim to see the stunning 'eye' but however, this library is a good library but the spectacularly designed one is Tianjin Binhai Library and quite quite different and distant.
Written March 24, 2019
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Emeliecfraser
Tianjin, China6 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I go to this library on a regular basis. It is in a great location with a mall, concert hall and three museums beside it. The library is peaceful and spacious. They do have foreign books but it is a 500¥ deposit for a foreign books library card and you can only take one book out at a time. However, there’s a wide selection of books so I would recommend to get one, especially if you’re a student at university.
Written March 11, 2019
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TVH3121
Tianjin, China137 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Absolutely love this place. I can't stress how beautiful this place is on the inside - it's white, it's architecturally-designed and well put together. It's a photographer's paradise!!
Written July 7, 2015
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