Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch(台北市立圖書館北投分館)

On August 27, 2013 by admin

Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch (台北市立圖書館北投分館) opened in the middle of Beitou Park in 2006, and became Taiwan’s first “green” library after receiving Green Building certification.  Part of the roof is covered with solar panels capable of generating up to 16KW of power.  Rainwater collected by the library’s sloping roof is recycled and used to water the library’s plants and flush its toilets.  Eco-friendly paint was used to reduce the amount of toxins released into the environment.  Energy is conserved by using large French windows which maximize the amount of natural light that enters the building, and the trees and perpendicular wood design of the balcony help to shield the building from excessive amounts of thermal radiation.  This 2007 architectural awarding winning building is an amazing sight and the natural environment makes this a library that even the most unstudious of students would not want to leave. Free wi-fi is available inside the library along with large selection of English books and newspapers.

For ideas on how to make a day trip out of your Beitou visit, see our Taipei Day Trip 1: Beitou article.

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Name: Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch (台北市立圖書館北投分館)

Address: No. 251, Guāngmíng Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 112 (台北市北投區光明路251號)

Tel: 02 2897 7682

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30am – 9pm
Sunday and Monday: 9am – 5pm
* Must enter the library at least 30 mins before closing time.

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