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  • Shanghai Library

    • Address
      1555 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Gao'an Lu
      淮海中路1555号, 近高安路
    • Phone
      6445 5555

    This is Shanghai's largest library and China's second largest. The International Reading Room is on the fourth floor and there’s a great bookstore in the basement of the Library (attached to the Shanghai Library Metro Station) if you need to pick up supplies. You... Read more

  • Miguel de Cervantes Library

    • Address
      208 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu
      安福路208号, 近乌露木齐中路
    • Phone
      5467 0098

    The Miguel de Cervantes Library has a collection of over 9000 books, magazines, movies and its own electronic data system. Several varieties of Spanish classes are available, from casual language exchange to formal instruction, and even training for Spanish teachers.... Read more

  • Yi Jian Library

    • Address
      No. 3, Lane 205 Nanchang Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      南昌路205弄3号, 近陕西南路
    • Phone
      6219 8835

    A truly lovely little spot in the city. Yi Jian is not a bookstore, but a membership-based library slash quiet space. A tiny storefront on Nanchang Lu in spotless white leads into a six-story villa. The minimalist interior is done in wood and beige, and when the... Read more

  • Changning Library

    • Address
      356 Tianshan Lu, near Weining Lu
    • Phone
      3353 8868

    Also known as the Window to China Reading Center, Changning Library serves the Gubei area, with multiple floors of Chinese-language edification on offer and the occasional exhibition or cultural event. They 8th floor offers a small Foreign Language Reading Room — not... Read more

  • Shanghai Library Bibliotheca Zikawei

    • Address
      80 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Zhaojiabang Lu
      漕溪北路80号, 近肇嘉浜路
    • Phone
      6487 4095

    Also known as the Xujiahui Library, though the sign outside reads Shanghai Library Bibliotecha Zi-Ka-Wei, this was the completed in 1847 for the Jesuit mission in China. It's arguably the first modern library in Shanghai. It became part of the Shanghai Library in... Read more

  • Espacio Mil Gotas

    • Address
      2/F, Miguel de Cervantes Library, 208 Anfu Lu, near Wulumuqi Zhong Lu
    • Phone

    Located on the 2nd floor of the Miguel De Cervantes Library, Mil Gotas is a small section at the back that has 4 or 5 shelves selling Chinese titles in Spanish, as well as Spanish books translated into Chinese. There is also a kids section here, handy for teaching... Read more