Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch

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Coordinates: 25°8′11″N 121°30′23″E / 25.13639°N 121.50639°E / 25.13639; 121.50639

Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch
臺北市立圖書館北投分館
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Type Public library
Established November 2006
Location Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan
Collection
Items collected 20,000

Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch (Chinese: 臺北市立圖書館北投分館; pinyin: Táiběi Shìlì Túshūguǎn Běitóu Fēnguǎn) is a public library in Beitou Park, located within Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is Taiwan's first green library.[1]

History[edit]

The library was opened in November 2006.

Architecture[edit]

It is a two-storey building and it is notable as being constructed to be an eco-friendly green building, in which the building was designed to curb water and electricity consumption. It was designed by Bio-Architecture Formosana.[2][3][4][5] The building uses large windows to reduce the consumption of lighting electricity. The roof was designed to be partially covered with photovoltaic cells to generate electricity and also designed to capture rain water to be stored and used to flush toilets.[6]

Transportation[edit]

The library is accessible within walking distance East from Xinbeitou Station of the Taipei Metro.

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