The library of Taian was founded in October,1956. It is located in the Cultural and Art center on DongYue street.With a total area of 19,000 square meters,there are 1 million books and 2000 seats for readers.Up to now ,there is a collection of 700 thousand books,300 thousand electronic books,including 2000 ancient books,20thousand bound volumes of periodicals and newspapers and 6000copies of local documents. Now we subscribe to 230kinds of newspapers and 1700kinds of periodicals.
Every year,all kinds of public welfare lectures and readers activities are held.It is a modern public library integrating culture,education,scientific research,leisure and so on.
The library has set up many departments with many services, including research and guiding department,localdocument department,purchasing& cataloguing department,reader activity department, library card application office, lending department, reading department, internet center and study room. The library is open to the public for free, aiming to satisfy the reader's needs and practice the benefit of books.