åœ‹å®¶åœ–æ›¸é¤¨ National Central Library
No.20, Zhongshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10001, Taiwan
Located just across the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, this library is the only National Library in Taiwan.
To enter, you’ll either have to leave your ID to get temporary pass for the day or you can also get a permanent card by showing your passport & submitting a photo.
As I was just a tourist, I took the temporary pass to get in. When I entered the library, I started taking pictures (no flash). One of the personnel approached me and asked me to stop taking pictures as it is not allowed in the library. They’re very strict but I understand why there is such a rule.
In åœ‹å®¶åœ–æ›¸é¤¨ National Central Library, we’ll be able to find extensive collection of magazines, books, newspapers, art & a lot more.
Highlights are the ff:
- Chinese Studies Resources
- Microform Materials
- General Books & Periodicals
- Electronic Resources
- Chinese Rare Books/Special Collection
- Government Publications & Law Collection
This 6-floor library, would you believe, has internet access available. It offered a number of computers for free use & also provide DSL ports for those who came with their laptop. Cool, isn’t it? A high-tech National Library! 🙂
More pictures here.