Putuo District Library was established in June 1953 and became independent in 1978. The current building occupies 1,070 square meters including a 300-square meter Stack Room and a 200-square meter Reading Room.
With 12 staff members it offers a collection of 130,000 books.
This District Library provides services of borrowing, reading, multi-media reading and consulting. It opens 6 days a week and receives more than 23,000 person-times of readers every year.