Libraries & Book Exchanges

2666 Library
Shanghainese journalist-founded independent library offering many English titles as well as literary events throughout the year. Open daily 13:00-22:00. No. 136, Jingan Villa, Lane 1025 Nanjing Xi Lu.
Changning Library
Features an international book center with renaissance-style decor. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-20:00. 356 Tianshan Road.
Mom Central Library
English-language library founded by a group of expat mothers. Summer: Monday to Friday 09:30-17:00. Fall: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 09:30-15:30; Tuesday and Friday 09:30-18:00. 327 Wuding Road, Suite 2105, Jingan, Shanghai 200040.
Shanghai Library
Five floors of Chinese and foreign-language materials. Open daily 08:30-20:30. 1555 Huaihai Zhong Lu.
Pudong Library
Large library featuring free wifi and a coffee shop in the basement. Open Monday 13:00-20:00; Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-20:00. 88 Qian Cheng Road.
Shanghai Old Newspaper and Film Private Library
Collection of old newspapers and films as far back as 1930 available for perusal or purchase. 285 Caoyang Road.