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The NLC North Area

Reading Rooms

Opening Hours Service Hours Telephone
Reader Registration
(Northeast side, 2nd floor)
Monday to Sunday

Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
(Staff-assisted service hours are 9:00-16:30 every day)

010-88545243
General Information Desk
(Hall of 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545360
NLC Children's Library
(Southeast side, 1st and 2nd floor
separate entrance
9:00-17:00 010-88545080
010-88544678
Chinese Books Loan Services
(North side and west side of the 1st floor separate entrance
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
(Service hours for circulation are up to 20:30)
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
(Service hours for circulation are up to 16:30)
010-88545690
Reference Books
(The central court, from the 1st basement to the 2nd floor)
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
010-88544355
010-88544358
Chinese Books Reading Services
(South side of the 1st floor, out ring of the 2nd and 3rd floor)
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
010-88544340
010-88544015
Chinese Ethnic Minorities' Languages Collections Reading Room
(Southeast side, 4th floor)
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
010-88545287
Chinese Newspapers
(South side, 4th floor)
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
For reservation of closed-stack reading documents: 9:00-16:00, closed-stack reading services for preservation copies and copies in stacks aren't available on Saturday.
010-88545975
Chinese Periodicals
(South side, 4th floor)
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
For reservation of closed-stack reading documents: 9:00-16:00, closed-stack reading services for preservation copies and copies in stacks aren't available on Saturday.
010-88545952
Information Commons
(East side, 4th floor)
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
010-88545208
010-88545390
Self-assisted Photocopy Services (south side of 1st, 2nd floor, west side of 3rd floor, southwest side of 4th floor) Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
010-88544360
010-88544318
010-88545013
Staff-assisted Photocopy Services
(Southwest side, 4th floor, NLC North Area
Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
010-88545013

NLC South Area

Reading Rooms Opening Hours Service Hours Telephone
National Museum of Classic Books Tuesday to Sunday
(closed on Monday)
9:00-17:00 010-88544757
Reader Registration
(East side, 1st floor)
Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
(Staff-assisted service hours are 9:00-16:30 every day)
010-88545243
General Information Desk
(Zizhu Hall, Wenjin Hall)
9:00-17:00 010-88545426
Foreign Publications Reading Room No.1
(Foreign books)
(D201, 2nd floor )
9:00-17:00
(For online reservation of closed-stack publications: 0:00-16:00.
Closed-stack reading services are not available on Saturday. Reservation is only valid on that day.)
010-88545441
Foreign Publications Reading Room No.2
(Foreign newspapers and periodicals)
(E2-3, 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00
(For online reservation of closed-stack publications: 0:00-16:00
Closed-stack reading services are not available on Saturday. Reservation is valid only on that day.)
010-88544213
Japanese Publications Reading Room
(E2-3, 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88544213
Yearbooks & New Chronicles Reading Room
(E5-3, 5th floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545980
Photocopy Services
(North side of hall of 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545280
Lending Desk for Foreign Books in Stacks
(North side of hall of 2nd floor)
Sunday to Friday
(Closed on Saturday)
 9:00-17:00
(For online reservation: 0:00-16:00, only book return services are available on Saturday. Reservation is valid only on that day.)
010-88544632
Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macao Publications Reading Room
(F203, 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00
(For online reservation: 0:00-16:00,
reservation is valid only on that day.)
010-88545530
Comprehensive Reading Room (circulated copy, preserved copies, reference books)
(D227, 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00
(For onsite reservation of preserved copies: 9:00-16:00,
reservation is valid only on that day.)
(For online reservation of circulated copies: 0:00-16:00,
reservation is valid only on that day.)
010-88545125
010-88545956
Dissertations & Theses Reading Room
(D427, 4th floor)
9:00-17:00
(For online reservation of documents: 0:00-16:00, reservation is valid only on that day.)
010-88545401
Microform Reading Room
(D401, 4th floor)
9:00-17:00
(For onsite reservation: 9:00-16:00, reservation is valid only on that day.)
010-88545663
Reading Room for Publications of International Organizations & Foreign Governments
(F403, 4th floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545674
Legal Reference Reading Room
(E6-3, 6th floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88544451
Research Centre for Overseas Chinese Studies
(E6-3, 6th floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88544452
Dunhuang & Turpan Literature Reading Room
(G220, 2nd floor)
Monday to Friday
(Closed on Saturday and Monday)
9:00-17:00 010-88544089
Rare Books & Special Collections Reading Room
(G219, 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545344
Novelty Search Centre
/Sciences and Technology Reference Services
(D204, 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545237
Social Sciences Reference Services
(D205, 2nd floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545270
Enterprise Information Services Center
(E4-3, 4th floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545147
Document Delivery Service Center
(E4-3, 4th floor)
9:00-17:00 010-88545382
Self-assisted Photocopy Services
(each reading room)
The opening hours of photocopy service in each reading room are in accordance with each reading room.    

NLC Ancient Books

Reading Rooms Opening Hours Service Hours Telephone
Reader Registration
(East side, 1st floor, Wenjin Building)
Monday to Friday
(Closed on Saturday and Sunday)
9:00-16:30 010-88003101
Reading Room for General Ancient Books (A301, Wenjin Building) 9:00-17:00
(Service Hours for Requesting Books: 9:00-12:00, 13:00-16:30)
010-88003100
Genealogies & Old Chronicles Reading Room
(North side, 1st floor, Linqiong Building)
9:00-17:00 010-88003102

  Notice:
  1 The opening hours of different reading rooms are different, please read the related introductions.
  2 A certain day of May Day Holiday and National Day is closed for routine maintenance.
  3 For details about opening hours in holidays or temporary change, please check the reading instructions in the Announcement in the homepage of the Library website.


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