The new Tianjin Cultural Center was opened on 19 May 2012. The Tianjin Library Cultural Center Branch is located next to the Tianjin Art Museum and Tianjin Grand Theater. The building has five floors and so far only the first three floors are available.
The Tianjin Public Library now has three branches: Fukanglu Library, Cultural Center Library and Haihe Educational Area Library. The new Cultural Center Library is designed to hold 60 million volumes of books, 596 newspapers and more than 3,900 periodicals.
1st Floor: 餐厅 Restaurant书香缘 Library Shop 咖啡厅 Cafe 视障读者服务区 Visual Impaired Reader’s Service 自习室 Study Room 自助还书处Self-Service Returning 少儿服务区 Children’s Service
2nd Floor: 中文期刊借阅区 Chinese Periodicals 中文图书借阅区 Chinese Books 中文报纸阅览区 Chinese Newspapers 报告厅 Lecture Hall
3rd Floor: 中文期刊典阅区 Back Issues of Chinese Periodicals 中文图书借阅区 Chinese Books 音乐图书馆 Music Library
4th Floor: 会议厅 Conference Hall 多媒体演示厅 Multimedia Demonstration Room 影视资料阅览区 Video Literature 政府信息公开查阅服务中心 Government Information 检索室 Retrieval Service 数字资源服务区 Digital Resource
5th Floor: 基本藏书阅览区 Reserved Collections 外文图书借阅区 Foreign Books 港台图书阅览区 Hong Kong & Taiwan Collections 历史文献阅览区 Historical Literature 古籍珍本展室 Rare Books Showroom 近代文献暨地方文献阅览区Modern Documents & Tianjin Local Documents
- Users will need their ID cards/passports to get a Reader’s Card issued for free. Three different kinds of cards are available: a card to borrow 5 Chinese books with a deposit of RMB 100; a card to borrow 4 Chinese books and 1 foreign language book with a deposit of RMB 500; a card to borrow 2 children’s books with a deposit of RMB 50. Library cards must be renewed annually.
- The work hours are from 9:00 to 19:30 on non-public holidays and 9:00 to 16:00 on nationals public holidays.
- Only small bags are allowed to be carried into the library. Free lockers are available at the entrance.