Reading and Lending

Readers are exempted from the reader’s card for reading the literature, while the reader’s card is required for the borrowing of the literature. Readers aged 13 and above can apply for the reader’s card and enjoy corresponding borrowing service according to the level of the reader’s card.

Level

Basic Function

Amount

Duration

Fees

The “all-purpose” card for   the Capital Library of China, level B

The reading and borrowing of   general Chinese books

5 general Chinese books, 5   journals, 5 materials with the book, and 2 audiovisual disks


42 days

No fees for the card, 50   yuan deposit

The “all-purpose” card for   the Capital Library of China, level C

The reading and borrowing of general Chinese books

10 general Chinese books, 5   journals, 5 materials with the book, and 2 audiovisual disks

42 days

No fees for the card, 100   yuan deposit

The reading of Chinese   literature in stock (books, newspapers)

The “all-purpose” card for   the Capital Library of China, level D

The reading and borrowing of general Chinese books

10 general Chinese books, 5   journals, 5 materials with the book, and 2 audiovisual disks

42 days

No fees for the card, 200   yuan deposit

The reading of Chinese literature in stock (books, newspapers)

The reading of ancient   books, publications in the Minguo period, local literature in stock, and   foreign literature *

The “all-purpose” card for   the Capital Library of China, level E

The reading and borrowing of general Chinese books

10 general Chinese books, 5   journals, 5 materials with the book, 2 audiovisual disks, and 2 foreign   books.

42 days

No fees for the card, 500   yuan deposit

The reading and borrowing of foreign literature

The reading of Chinese literature in stock (books, newspapers)

The reading of ancient   books, publications in the Minguo period, local literature in stock, and   foreign literature * The reading of literature from Taiwan, Hong Kong and   Macao*

* The reading of ancient books, publications in the Minguo period, local literature in stock is only available for readers with medium level or above titles, the reading of the rare ancient books is only available for readers with introduction letter.

* The reading of literature from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao is only available for readers with introduction letter with reading domain stated.

Senior citizens aged 60 and above, officers, the disabled and teenagers can apply for the preferential function of the “all-purpose card” with valid ID cards..

Level

Function

Amount

Duration

Fees

The “all-purpose” card for   the Capital Library of China, preferential level B

The reading and borrowing of   general Chinese books

5 general Chinese books, 5   journals, 5 materials with the book, and 2 audiovisual disks

42 days

No fees for the card, 25   yuan deposit

The “all-purpose” card for   the Capital Library of China, preferential level C

The reading and borrowing of   general Chinese books

10 general Chinese books, 5   journals, 5 materials with the book, and 2 audiovisual disks

42 days

No fees for the card, 50   yuan deposit

The reading of Chinese   literature in stock (books, newspapers)

* Readers with Level E of the “all-purpose” card can apply for borrowing service of electronic devices in the Capital Library of China, with I device for 42 days. The number of the device borrowed is included in the amount of books borrowed.

* The above-mentioned basic functions and borrowing amount for the “all-purpose card” are only limited to the Capital Library of China.

Teenagers under 18 can apply for the children’s reader’s card with valid IDs; teachers can apply for the teacher’s card with valid ID cards and teacher’s certificate.

Level

Basic   Function

Amount

Duration

Renewal

Fees

General level A for Children

The reading and borrowing of   children’s Chinese books, newspapers and disks

3 books or disks for   lending, with 2 disks maximum

30 days

One-time renewal with 30   days

No fees for the card, 30   yuan deposit

General level C for Children

The reading and borrowing of   children’s Chinese books, newspapers and disks

6 books or disks for   lending, with 2 disks maximum

30 days

One-time renewal with 30   days

No fees for the card, 60   yuan deposit

Teacher’s   card for children

The reading and borrowing of   children’s Chinese books, newspapers and disks

6 books or disks for   lending, with 2 disks maximum

30 days

One-time renewal with 30 days

No fees for the card, 80   yuan deposit