The history of Haiyan Zhang Yuanji Library can be traced to Haiyan Public Library established in 1918. Haiyan County Library was founded in 1977. For the sake of remembering Mr. Zhang Yuanji, a famous publisher of contemporary China, the initiator of Commerce Press, this library was renamed as Zhang Yuanji Library in 1985.
With 20 staff members the current library building built in 1985 covers an area of more than 8,000 square meters, including Lending Department, Reading Department, Editing and Collecting Department and Executive Department.
It offers a collection of 150,000 books. It has also set up the Memorial of Mr.