the building’s first floor includes a media library with seating and alcoves to watch movies, along with a library for teenagers with its own lounge. the general collection is found on the level above, while beyond is a floor dedicated to the heritage collection including the tainan memorial exhibition, japanese collection archive, and books by taiwanese authors. there are also four outdoor areas, arranged as roof gardens, as well as three multifunctional spaces for classrooms or workshops and a café.
image by ethan lee
offering views across the city, the top of the building contains the theater and conference hall, along with offices for members of staff. the complex has an art gallery, a maker space, and a braille library. there is also a bookshop, so that visitors can not only read books, but also purchase them. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.