Library Watch
Survey finds libraries will see more visitors following the enactment of China’s first national public library law
China's first national public library law came into effect on January 1, 2018. The new law stipulates various aspects concerning the establishment, daily operation, service, and legal liability for Chinese public libraries. It is committed to providing higher-quality cultural services for the public by offering four kinds of services for free.
Recently, China Youth Daily conducted a survey covering 2,000 respondents. According to the survey, 76.3 percent of the respondents had been to a library within a month. And 69.4 percent of the respondents said they would visit libraries more frequently after the new law was enacted. About 69.7 percent of the respondents said they were expecting more libraries to open free spaces to the public, and 58.6 percent said they hoped the public libraries can offer coffee and water to the visitors.