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Opening hours
  • Opening hours on weekdays Tue~Sat AM9:00~PM21:00. Sun and some holidays AM9:00~PM17:00
  • Library closed days Every Monday closed
Library service
  • Reading service, outreach service, information service, audio-visual service, children’s service, Self-study service, section for the elderly, youths and immigrants, self-checkout and drop-off machine, reservation machine, community reading station, service of acceptance and return on behalf of reading partner, literature workshop and publication of literature collection
Contact information
  • Address No. 181, Xin 1st Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Keelung City 202, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Phone (02)2422-4170
  • Links FB
Introduction of Features

The Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau Library was formerly Ishizaka Library, a private library founded by Ishizaka Shosaku, known as the Father of Libraries in Taiwan, on October 1, 1909. It was located at the current location of the Bank of Taiwan Keelung Branch. Since 1945, Ishizaka Bunko has turned to Keelung Municipal Library and relocated to the current location of Keelung City Municipal Hospital. Residents of Keelung can check out books here.

The library includes the children’s room, audio-visual room, study room, open stack room, journal section, newspaper section, Keelung Book Room, section for the elderly, section for diverse cultures and section for youths.

The Keelung Cultural Center was opened on August 27, 1985. The Keelung City Public Library was relocated to the second and third floor of the Center.

In 2004, the Library was remodeled based on the Public Library Space Operation Improvement Plan formulated by the Council for Cultural Affairs. A joint service counter was established to provide major services in one location. This simplifies the checkout and return processes and offers quick, excellent services. The space was designed creatively. A greenification area has been set up. Signs in the library are in Chinese and English. A themed book section and current affairs display section were established to attract readers. A computer section has been built to provide the latest information and users can look up the collection and public database to minimize the gap between the education resources for urban and rural areas. A children’s reading area has been established in the children reading section for family reading and better family interaction. A multimedia room has been replanned to provide an excellent audio-visual experience and comfortable seats. In other rooms, bookcases, desks and chairs are rearranged for easy access to journals. Soundproof glass in the general reading rooms ensures a quiet reading space. Surveillance cameras in all rooms ensure security. It is convenient for readers to carry their items to enter and leave the library at ease. Numerous training programs have been held to enhance the expertise and service quality of the staff. The Keelung Cultural Center Library was upgraded to the Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau Library on December 1, 2004 after nineteen years.

  • By car: Take National Highway No. 1, exit from Daye Tunnel and keep right. Exit from Tungan Viaduct. The Keelung Cultural Center is next to the Keelung Port.
  • By public transport: Take a train or bus to Keelung Station. Walk about 10 to 15 minutes and you will arrive. If you are already in Keelung, take the Keelung Bus and get off at the Erxin Loop Station or Keelung City Hall. Walk about three to five minutes and you will arrive.
Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau Library