Putuo District Library has been rated as the National Level-1 Library among 22 Shanghai finalists, according to a recent news release.
First built in 1957, the library was moved to the current site in Zhenru in 2010. It now serves as a regional center for literature information service, social cultural education, public library as well as for citizen leisure.
It is also the first library in China to pilot the project for public library service standardization.
Different floors at the library set up reading, media interaction, activity and exhibition sections serving for different groups of readers.
As the district carries out the serial events of “Suzhou Creek Study Room,” Putuo District Library has been used as the main venue over the period.