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Beitou Library 北投圖書館

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Thursday:08:30 - 21:00




Apart from being famous for its hot springs, Beitou is also home to Taiwan’s first “green” library. This distinctive structure is located in the lush green environs of Beitou Hot Spring Park, near the Beitou Hot Spring Museum.

This library was the first building in Taiwan to receive the certification of “Green Building”. The structure makes generous use of French windows and natural light, and blends in with the surrounding environment. Built mainly of wood and steel, it resembles a large treehouse just waiting to welcome visitors.

Beitou Library is “green” from inside to outside! Part of the roof is covered in solar panels, which can store up to 16KW of power. The wooden balcony railing is also eco-friendly; its vertical design conserves energy by reducing the amount of heat-causing rays allowed to enter the rooms. Rainwater collected by the sloping roof’s drainage system is used to water the library’s plants and flush the toilets. Eco-friendly paint was also used, to reduce the amount of toxins released into the environment.

When you come to Beitou, besides having a nice soak in the hot springs, you can also visit the Beitou Library for some “forest bathing”—enjoying a good book surrounded by lush greenery, that is!


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Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No.251, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00
Thursday 08:30 - 21:00
Friday 08:30 - 21:00
Saturday 08:30 - 21:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Xinbeitou

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Beitou

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  4. 213 Very good
  5. 234 Excellent

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  1. 108 Families
  2. 114 Couples
  3. 115 Solo
  4. 12 Business
  5. 110 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Library is famous for its design


    Beitou Public Library is famous for its award-winning architecture. It is in the centre of Beitou, near the train station. The book collection is excellent and it has a good range of newspapers. The children's section will keep youngsters entertained while adults browse. The Beitou Public Library offers a fine service to the people of Beitou. Visitors are welcome.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Everyone likes this library


    The Beitou Public Library is a fine piece of architecture; it fits in with the style of Beitou, which has many historic buildings. Beitou has been as spa resort since the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). The Beitou Public Library is popular with everyone; kids love the children's section and older people like to peruse the newspapers. The Library has a good monograph collection. I have been to the library often with my sister-in-law, who is a former high-school teacher.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Fine library for reading and reflection


    Beitou is famous for its hot springs, some of which are near the library. I have a friend who lives nearby, so I have been there often. My friend loves books, she was a history teacher, and the Beitou library has an excellent monograph (book) collection. You can also read newspapers and magazines. The library is nicely constructed. It's well worth a visit. It's popular with older patrons, who like reading the papers. Youngsters enjoy the children's section.
  • Joseph P

    Luzón, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Amazing library


    The place is so artistically built. House lots of variety of books, journals, arts for all ages. Free
  • 536rhondam

    Warrenton, Missouri

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Serene spot in Beitou


    The Beitou Public Library is a beautiful spot, located along the mountain stream running through the city. It was bustling with people on a rainy afternoon- elders reading the newspapers, families in the children’s section, students studying- and the occasional napper. The setting, obviously a community treasure, is warm & welcoming.

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