A library might not be a typical place of interest for tourists, but some libraries in Taipei have unique collections of books and magazines that might be worth visiting.

“Good Eye Taipei,” a new bilingual Taipei city guide, shares six libraries in the city to check out.

Boven Magazine Library

A library themed around design and lifestyle magazines.


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Not Just Library

A library focusing on design in Songshan Creative and Cultural Park. It occasionally holds exhibitions and events.


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Koo Chen-Fu Memorial Library (National Taiwan University)

Architecture enthusiasts should not miss out on the work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito in Taiwan.


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Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch

Taiwan's first green library.


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Lightbox Photo Library

A library that specializes in all things related to Taiwanese photography.


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The Taipei Fine Arts Museum Art Library

A specialized library established for the purpose of visual arts academic research.


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“Good Eye Taipei” can be purchased at all major bookstores in Taiwan. Check out TNL’s interview with the author here.

Editor: Olivia Yang