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About National Library of China

Boasting an outstanding collection of Chinese literature and historical documents, the National Library of China stands alongside Zizhuyuan Park in Beijing’s West. It holds more than 33 million items, making it the largest library in Asia and the third largest in the world.

When the library was established in the early 20th century, its collection drew on various sources, including the “Complete Books of the Four Treasuries” from 1782 that had previously been held at the Imperial Summer Resort in Chengde. The Imperial University’s collection was also transferred here, as were the ancient books and manuscripts of the Grand Secretariat. The National Library of China's collection now includes United Nations and foreign government publications in more than 115 languages, as well as rare documents and records from China’s past dynasties. Among its most prized pieces are more than 35,000 inscriptions on oracle bones and tortoise shells from the Shang Dynasty and Buddhist sutras dating to the 6th century. It also is home to a page from the 11th century draft of “Zizhi Tongjian” by Sima Guang and the oldest surviving printed edition of “Huangdi Neijing”, which dates to the 12th century Jin dynasty. The National Library of China is divided into a North Area and South Area, together with an Ancient Books Library and a Children’s Library. In addition to collecting and preserving both local and foreign publications, the library provides information and references to the Chinese government and participates in cultural exchanges with libraries abroad. It has recently undergone a modern redevelopment to incorporate the latest in digital technologies, adding an online knowledge centre and information database to make its collection more readily available to the public.

The National Library of China is accessed from the National Library metro station which is served by the Beijing Subway. It is also easily accessed by public bus services which connect it to Beijing’s city centre and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

The library was founded as the Imperial Library of Peking in 1909 following a Qing dynasty diplomatic mission to study Western culture and institutions. They were impressed by the libraries in the United States, England and France, and their large number of reader’s virtue of stealing the books that were lent to them.

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Shangri-La Hotel Beijing

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Haidian, Beijing
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Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing
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Home Inn Haidian Beijing Beijing
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Haidian, Beijing
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Xinjiang Hotel Beijing

Xinjiang Hotel Beijing
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Haidian, Beijing
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Situated in Beijing, the hotel is within a 40-minute drive of Beijing Capital International Airport and provides a sauna and an indoor pool. It has a gym, as well as a beauty centre, free Wi-Fi and a games room.

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Yongyu Zhichen Business Hotel
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Xicheng, Beijing
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My House Hotel
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Haidian, Beijing
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Located in Beijing, My House Hotel is within a 40-minute drive of Beijing Capital International Airport and offers a sauna. Guests can also enjoy free internet in all areas.

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Located in Beijing, Zhongjian Zizhu Hotel is a short drive from Beijing Zoo and Tiananmen Square. It also offers room service, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

Wanboyuan

Wanboyuan
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Haidian, Beijing
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Situated close to National Library Subway Station, Wanboyuan offers guests a convenient base when visiting Beijing. It is conveniently located for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Homestay in Haidian near Beijing Jiuwan Lane

Homestay in Haidian near Beijing Jiuwan Lane
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Offering a unique homestay experience, this Beijing property provides comfortable accommodation that is shared with the host. It also offers a swimming pool, a games room and a terrace.

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