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Beitou Library 北投圖書館

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Wednesday:08:30 - 21:00




Apart from being famous for its hot springs, Beitou is also home to Taiwan’s first “green” library. This distinctive structure is located in the lush green environs of Beitou Hot Spring Park, near the Beitou Hot Spring Museum.

This library was the first building in Taiwan to receive the certification of “Green Building”. The structure makes generous use of French windows and natural light, and blends in with the surrounding environment. Built mainly of wood and steel, it resembles a large treehouse just waiting to welcome visitors.

Beitou Library is “green” from inside to outside! Part of the roof is covered in solar panels, which can store up to 16KW of power. The wooden balcony railing is also eco-friendly; its vertical design conserves energy by reducing the amount of heat-causing rays allowed to enter the rooms. Rainwater collected by the sloping roof’s drainage system is used to water the library’s plants and flush the toilets. Eco-friendly paint was also used, to reduce the amount of toxins released into the environment.

When you come to Beitou, besides having a nice soak in the hot springs, you can also visit the Beitou Library for some “forest bathing”—enjoying a good book surrounded by lush greenery, that is!


Art and Cultural Centers Family Activities
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No.251, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00
Thursday 08:30 - 21:00
Friday 08:30 - 21:00
Saturday 08:30 - 21:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Xinbeitou

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Beitou

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  1. 0 Terrible
  2. 4 Poor
  3. 76 Average
  4. 210 Very good
  5. 229 Excellent

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  1. 108 Families
  2. 114 Couples
  3. 114 Solo
  4. 12 Business
  5. 110 Friends
  • Joseph P

    Manila, Filipinas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Amazing library


    The place is so artistically built. House lots of variety of books, journals, arts for all ages. Free
  • 536rhondam

    Warrenton, Missouri

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Serene spot in Beitou


    The Beitou Public Library is a beautiful spot, located along the mountain stream running through the city. It was bustling with people on a rainy afternoon- elders reading the newspapers, families in the children’s section, students studying- and the occasional napper. The setting, obviously a community treasure, is warm & welcoming.
  • NonzeeH


    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Nice Library


    This is a nice library near to Beitou Hot spring. There are a lot of people and book. We can come inside and take a rest and take some photo.
  • monica-jpn

    Matsumoto, Japón

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    breathtakingly beautiful


    Fashioned in the same style as the famed hot springs buildings, this eco-friendly, all-wooden library will make you gasp as soon as you clap eyes upon it. Even better, get caught in a heavy rainstorm which literally sweeps you inside. Find a good book and nestle amongst the locals in friendly chairs offering sweeping panoramic vistas of the lush tropical gardens, and get hypnotised by the soft-voiced curtains of rain.

    Smithfield, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Looking Like it's Floating From Scandinavia.


    A brief look around on Wednesday 03/04/19, an unusual designed Library and almost have a feeling it's floating & reminded us of an Scandinavian structure. A relaxing water feature at the front of the structure. We didn't have time to browse inside.

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