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Hunan Provincial Library

Hunan Provincial Library was founded in 1904. It is the earliest state-run provincial public library. The new Hunan provincial library was built at Shaoshan Road and opened in December 1984, when Hu Yaobang, the General Secretary of the Communist Party at that time, inscribed the new library's name.

At present, there are 220 employees. The library has about 4.6 million volumes of books, including Chinese common books, journals, antiquarian books, genealogy books, rare books, calligraphic works and paintings, letters and so on. The library is well known for rich resources of local literature, and it has set up a unique center--the Hunan Personage Data Center. Now there are 10 different types of reading rooms providing readers the service of lending various books and journals in  Chinese or foreign languages.

With concerted efforts of several generations of Hunan people for over a hundred years, Hunan Provincial Library has been enlightening people and disseminating academic achievements, making great contributions to the construction of the socialist spiritual civilization, political civilization and material civilization.

Contact Us:

Address: No.169, Shaoshan North Road, Furong District, Changsha City, Hunan Province(湖南省长沙市芙蓉区韶山北路169号)

Postal Code: 410011

Opening Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 to 18:00 (22:30)

Tel:(+86) -731 84129413, 84174128

Fax:(+86 731)84129413

How to get there:


Option 1: take bus  No.105, 131, 146, 19, 202, 348, 6, 7 or 701 and get off at North Yaoling Station [窑岭北站];

Option 2: take bus  No. 602, 138, 112 or 139  and get off at East Wenyi Road Intersection Station [文艺路口东];

Option 3: take bus  No. 9, 101, 122, 130, 406, 707 or 308  and get off at East Yaoling Station [窑岭东站];


Take Changsha Metro Line 6 and get off at the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University Station [窑岭湘雅二医院站].

Source: Official Website of the Hunan Provincial Library

Updated on August 29, 2022