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Tainan Main Public Library

Sunday:08:30 - 21:00

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Updated:2021-07-26

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Introduce

The city's public library institutions can be traced back to the Affiliated Library of the Tainan Assembly Hall, which was established in 1919 (8th year of the Taisho reign) during the Japanese Era. It was incorporated as a public institution in 1924 and became the Tainan Municipal Tainan Library, which is today’s Tainan Public Library. The original site is located in the northwest corner of Wuyuan Garden and was later relocated to the current location on Gongyuan North Road in 1975. With the progress of the times, public libraries should be revitalized with positive and progressive ideas with regards to use and function. The Tainan City Government initiated the construction of a new main library at the end of 2015. The new Tainan Main Public Library was built at the site of the former Yongkang Artillery School and was officially opened on January 2, 2021. The Tainan Public Library is the second-oldest public library in the country.

On December 25, 2010, Tainan County and City were merged and upgraded to a municipality. The original 31 townships and city libraries in Tainan County were changed to District Libraries, with each managed by the 31 District Offices of the city. On January 1, 2014, the original 7 branch libraries were changed to district libraries, with management transferred respective district offices. Together with the Xinying Cultural Center Library, Tainan Cultural Center Art Salon, Xiaolong Children's Library, Yancheng Library, Taijiang Cultural Center Library and the new Tainan Main Public Library, which opened on January 2, 2021, the city now has 45 public libraries plus 2 mobile book cars (Taijiang No. 1 and City Library Mobile Van).

The presiding authority for public libraries in this city is the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Tainan City Government;. The municipal library, under the order of the Cultural Bureau, handles city-wide library services and shoulders the responsibility of library management. The bureau undertakes responsibilities and projects including the establishment of the city’s public library development policies, resource mobilization (such as books, periodicals and IT equipment) and research and allocation benchmarks, development of circulation policies and various operating standards, city-wide reading service planning and management, district library evaluations and guidance, city-wide information systems projects (such as the establishment of public library automation systems, portals, network connections, and information equipment procurement, etc.), city-wide book procurement and bibliographic quality control, procurement of shared digital resources (such as: e-books, electronic journals and database Etc.), city-wide reading promotion activities planning and organization (such as production and broadcasting of TV reading clubs, Bookstart Program; and the Taiwan Reading Festiva, etc.), various building renovations and reading environment enhancement works, various statistical data compilation and review, and librarian professional training programs.

Each District Library is a community library operated by the district office. The district office handles building repairs, staff attendance, and reading services, undertakes reading promotion activities, and providing services that are close to the reading needs of local people.

 

Information

TEL 06-3035855

Address No. 255, Kangqiao Avenue, Yongkang Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Local Gallery、Parks

Email ttwen@tnml.tn.edu.tw

Open Hours Sunday:08:30 - 21:00
Monday:08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday:Break time
Wednesday:08:30 - 21:00
Thursday:08:30 - 21:00
Friday:08:30 - 21:00
Saturday:08:30 - 21:00

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