Jiangyin City Library was established in 1936, and became an independent library in 1987. The new Jiangyin City Library was completed and open to public in 2005, whose land area takes up 5100 square meters and building area amounts to over 14300 square meters. The library can accommodate 1 million volumes of books, 1200 seats for readers, and can be visited by 4000 people everyday.

Currently, in this library there are over 550000 volumes of books, 15000 discs, and over 30000 volumes of e-books. More than 1200 journals and 130 copies of newspapers are subscribed every year, and 8 datacenters including Chinese Journal Full-Text Database, Chinese Core Newspaper Full-Text Database, Chinese Basic Ancient Books Database and DRCnet Database are also available. Besides, the practical memory capacity of the library is 11000 G. The whole library adopts automatic management; its digital library construction is leading among the county-level libraries throughout the country; it is also sub-center of cultural information resources sharing project.

Its service windows are classified into two categories in terms of service objects: one is service area for children, equipped with toys and books room, audio and visual room, technological room, and reading room; the other is service area for adults, equipped with common-people-based integrated reading room and newsroom, researchers-based reference room, ancient book reading room and local documents room, as well as electronic reading room, multi-media reading room, audio and visual room and self-study room. The library also sets up exhibition halls and corridors for the achievements of Jiangyin people, high-standard lecture halls and audio-visual classrooms.

Jiangyin City Library is open everyday throughout the year. Books and journals in each area are put on shelves, which is convenient for readers. Relying on rich resources, the library will hold massive activities such as large-scale lectures and exhibitions.

Address: 128 Middle Chengjiang Road, Jiangyin

Postcode: 214431

Tel: 0510-86862788 0510-86862788