Opened in 1996, this city library is a state-of-the-art facility with many modern reading rooms, including one devoted to foreign periodicals (fourth floor; Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm). The collection includes almost two million rare scrolls, manuscripts, and books that can be viewed upon request, though you'll have to apply for a temporary library card. Downstairs, west of the main entrance, is a low-priced Internet cafe.
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- tel: 021/6445-5555
- Huaihai Zhong Lu 1557
- Xuhui (between Wulumuqi Zhong Lu and Hunan Lu, near American Consulate)
- Daily 8:30am-8:30pm
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