“Birthday” gift of Chongqing Library
As for postage, Chongqing Library has a cooperative relationship with EMS, so readers can enjoy a favorable price. For book borrowing, it costs 4 yuan for 3 books, and 1 yuan more for each extra book; for book returning, it costs 5 yuan for 3 books, and 1 yuan more for each extra book. Books will be delivered on the next day in main urban areas and about 2 days later in counties. It should be noted that if books are lost after being received by the readers, the readers shall compensate according to the original costs.
If books wanted can’t be found at Chongqing Library, readers can also select books at Xinhua Book Store in Jiefangbei. Readers with Chongqing Library’s reader card can visit Xinhua yuetaowang.cn to use their reader card and select new books online. After performing book borrowing operations, readers can pick up books at the store or wait to receive delivery at the designated place. Those yuetaowang.cn users without a reader card can apply online for a virtual reader card of Chongqing Library to enable online borrowing of new books.
If you think it is inconvenient to carry paper books, you can borrow an e-book device. By taking the Amazon Kindle device as hardware carrier and pre-loading recommended books selected by acquisitioning and cataloguing personnel, the Chongqing Library preload provides e-book device borrowing service for readers. Readers can borrow the device at the south gate of the Library by virtue of the all-purpose card C (500 yuan deposit required when applying).
24-hour city library is opened to the public for free
Considerate and warm 24-hour city book house lit up for you
In the fast-pace life, not only 24-hour convenience store is needed to provide food, but also 24-hour book house is needed to enrich the spirit. A 200m2 24-hour city book house outside the north gate of Chongqing Library has been opened to the public, not for selling books or coffee, but simply opened for the public benefit.
There are over 5,000 books at the city book house. It is equipped with a self-service card application machine, self-service book borrowing and returning machine, digital resource downloading machine, reading computer, and also reading chairs and sofa, offering 24/7 services. Citizens can enter and enjoy self-service book borrowing, digital reading, self-study reading and other services by using their reader or ID card. (Translated by Huang Juan, Fathom Language Limited)