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Hubei Province Library (New)
Area : WuChangQu
Address : 25 Gongzheng Road Wuchang Wuhan Hubei China
Contact Phone : 027-65398578、65398570
The new HPL is located in the south of Shahu Lake of Wuchang District of Wuhan, covering a land of 6.7 hectares. The main building has 10 floors, eight floors on the ground and two floors underground. The Library has a building area of 103,300 square meters. With an investment of 780 million yuan, the Library has the largest building area among all provincial libraries in China. The main building of the Library is also one of the largest culture infrastructure constructions in Hubei since the found of New China. The construction of the new Library began in October, 2008 and was finished in November 2012. Li Changchun and Sun Jiazheng, leaders of China, Cai Wu, Minister of Culture and other leaders visited the construction site.

The new Library has the style of the times and reflects the cultural deposit of Wuhan. The design presents the concept of people-centered and service-oriented. The main service space has uniform height, uniform grid and uniform load. The space is separated flexibly into eight function areas for processing, classical collection, book lending and other services. The Library is like a book market where book lending is simple, basic services are free of charge and public information can be accessed for free. Services such as self-service library card applying, self-service lending and returning and RFID system are very convenient for the readers. The new Library has 5293 seats in the reading rooms and 3680 information junctions. With Hubei Sub-center of National Cultural Information Resource Sharing Projects, Ancient Book Protection Center in Hubei, Children’s Library, Digital Library Experiencing Area, Braille Library, Professional Laboratory and Lecture and Exhibition Hall inside, HPL is an informationalized and intelligent library providing book reading, information sharing, cultural leisure and other services.