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Free Interlibrary Borrowing & Returning

1.The range of free interlibrary borrowing and returning: (up to December 2016)
   Tianjin Library (Cultural Center, Fukang road branch, Haihe Education Park branch), Heping District Library, Hebei District Library, Hedong District Library, Hexi District Library, Nankai District Library, Hongqiao District Library, Beichen District Library, Dongli District Library, Xiqing District Library, Jinnan District Library, Wuqing District Library, Baodi District Library, Jinghai District Library, Ninghe District Library, Jizhou District Library, Tianjin Binhai New Area Hantanggu Library, Cultural Center at Airport Economic Zone, Teda Library, Tianjin Binhai New Area Hantanggu Library, Tianjin Binhai New Area Dagang Library.
    2.Types of reader card that qualify for this service:
    (1) Tianjin Library’s Reader card applied after January 1, 2012(excluding children borrowing function).
    (2) General Reader Card of Tianjin Public Library.
    3. Application method:
    (1) Readers who up to at least 14 years of age can pay a deposit of 100 yuan to apply for a new card at any membership library with their valid IDs.
    (2) Readers of the Tianjin Library or readers who have had a general card recorded in any of membership libraries who apply their card before January 1, 2012, will be required to go to the City Library (Cultural Center and Fukang Road library) for applying new card.
    (3) The loss reporting, reissuing, and cancelling of the general reader card can be handled in the membership libraries.
    4. Types and scope of materials’ borrowing:
    (1) Chinese books of Tianjin Library (excluding children's books).
    (2) Chinese and foreign language books at the special rooms or areas of counties’ membership libraries.
    (3) Chinese and foreign books and periodicals at Tianjin library (including cultural center library and Fukang road library).
    5. Borrowing rules:
    (1) Readers can only borrow up to 5 Chinese books and return them in every membership library. Readers can borrow for up to 5 Chinese periodicals in the city’s library (cultural center library, Fukang road library), Chinese periodicals cannot enjoy the interlibrary services and can only be borrowed and returned in the library they belonged to. Readers can also read ordinary Chinese materials at every membership library.
    (2) Each Chinese book and periodical can only be borrowed for 30 days, borrow period can be renewed for 1 times; overdue books and periodicals will be charge for 0.20 yuan/day/book.
    (3) Readers can use the online renewal through the rules of the Tianjin Public Library System for online free interlibrary borrowing and returning.
    (4) If the materials borrowed by readers are defaced or lost, they shall be compensated according to the relevant provisions of the membership libraries.

Table of Free Interlibrary Borrowing & Returning
Name Address Opening Hours Closing Time
Tianjin Library No.58, Pingjiang Road, Hexi District
(Cultural Center)
Tuesday to Sunday:
National holidays:
Monday Morning
No. 15, Fukang Road, Nankai District
(Fukang Road Branch)
No. 1, Xinhui Road, Jinnan District
(Haihe Educational Park Branch)
Tuesday to Sunday:
National Holidays
Heping District Library No.42 Wujiayao No. 2 Road, Heping District Wednesday to Saturday:
9:00-17:00;Tuesday: 13:00-17:00
Sunday, Monday;
Tuesday morning
Hebei District Library No.39, Sanmalu Road, Huangwei Road, Hebei District Department of Borrowing & Returning, Digital reading room, accreditation office:
Weekdays: 9:00-17:00;
Tuesday: 13: 30-17: 00;
Reading room:
Weekdays: 9:00-19:30
Tuesday: 13:30-17:00;
Monday;Tuesday morning
Hedong District Library No.299, Jiayi Road, Hedong District Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday:
Wednesday afternoon: 13: 30-17: 00;
National holidays: 10: 00-16: 00
Monday;Wednesday morning
Hexi District Library No. 2, Xiangyang Street, Hexi District Tuesday to Sunday:
Monday: 13:00-17:00;
National holidays: 10: 00-16: 00
Monday morning
Nankai District Library No. 88, Nankai No. 2 Road, Nankai District Tuesday to Sunday:
Study room opening time: 9: 00-19: 00
National holidays
Hongqiao District Library No. 56, Dingzigu No. 1 Road, Hongqiao District Tuesday to Sunday: 9: 00-17: 00
National holidays: 10: 00-15: 00
Dongli District Library No.3, Xianfeng East Road, Dongli District Monday to Sunday 9: 00-12: 00 13: 30-17: 00 Thursday
Xiqing District Library No.5, Cultural Center, Fuxian Street, Yangliuqing Town, Xiqing District Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30-11:40, 13:00-17:00
During the lunar calendar “Rufu”: 8:30-11:40, 13:30-17:00
National holidays: 9:00-11:40, 13:30-16:00
Beichen District Library Cultural Activity Center, Block B, 4th Floor, Middle School West Road, Beichen District Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30-12:00,13:30-17:30 Monday
Jinnan District Library No.97, Hongqi Road, Xianshuigu Town, Jinnan District Monday to Sunday: 9:00-12:00,13:30-18:00 No
Wuqing District Library No.52, Quanwang Road, Wuqing District, Tianjin Monday: 14: 00-17: 30
Tuesday to Sunday: 9: 00-17: 30
Monday morning
Baodi District Library No, 7, Baoping Street South Street, Baodi District Summer (June - August) 8: 30-12: 00,14: 30-18: 00 Winter (September - the following year) 8: 30-12: 00,13: 30-17: 30 Monday
Jinghai District Library No.33, Shengli South Street, Jinghai District, Tianjin Summer (May - September) 8: 30-11: 50,14: 30-17: 50 Winter (October - the following April) 8: 30-11: 50,14: 00-17: 20 Monday morning
Ninghe District Library No.9, Wenhua Road, Lutai Town, Ninghe District, Tianjin Monday to Saturday: 8: 30-17: 30 (open at Holidays) Sunday
Jizhou District Library No.3 Wenchang Street, Jizhou District, Tianjin summer: 8: 00-11: 30,14: 30-18: 30 winter: 8: 00-11: 30,14: 00-17: 30 Monday morning
TBNA Hangu Library East side of Hebin Road, Guzhanshang Street, Hangu, TBNA 9: 00-11: 30,14: 00-20: 30 National holidays: 9: 00-11: 30,14: 00-17: 30 No
Tianjin Aerial Economic Zone Cultural Center No. 8, Dongsi Road, Tianjin Aerial Economic Zone Tuesday to Friday: 15: 00-20: 00 Saturday and Sunday: 9: 00-17: 00 Monday and national holidays
TEDA Library No. 21, Hongda Street, Tianjin Economic Development Area Accreditation: Tuesday, Wednesday 9: 00-16: 00 Borrowing time: Every Tuesday to Sunday 9: 00-17: 00 Monday and national holidays
TBNA Tanggu Library No. 97, Shanghai Road, Tanggu, TBNA Book borrowing, electronic reading room: Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 9: 00-18: 00 Tuesday 9: 00-12: 00 Newspaper reading room, study room Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 9: 00-20: 30 Tuesday 9: 00-12: 00 National holidays 10: 00-17: 00 Tuesday Afternoon
TBNA Dagang Library No. 87, Yingbin Street, Dagang District, TBNA Monday to Friday 8: 30-12: 00,14: 00-17: 30 Saturday and Sunday 8: 30-11: 30,14: 00-17: 30 Monday to Sunday evening 19: 00-21: 00