Formerly a reading room of cultural center, Dongtou County Library was established in 1979. After the new building was completed, it opened to the public on November 11th, 1987. With 12 staff members the library covers an area of 1,100 square meters.
Now it offers a collection of over 60,000 volumes, covering subjects mainly relating to ocean and aquatic products. It provides lending, reading and consulting services. Open 48 hours every week, the library serves over 40,000 person-times each year.
Dongtou County Library features a distinctive Boat Reading Room, known as the Traveling Library.
The library has been successively awarded titles of ˇ°Provincial Advanced Culture Unitˇ± and ˇ°Municipal Advanced Culture Unitˇ±. In 2004 it was rated as the ˇ°Third Class Public Libraryˇ±
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