Libraries & Book Exchanges

Changning Library
Features an international book center with renaissance-style decor. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:00-20:00. 356 Tianshan Road.
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.
Shanghai Library
Five floors of Chinese and foreign-language materials. Open daily 08:30-20:30. 1555 Huaihai Zhong Lu.
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.
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.