Bangkok City Library

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Bangkok City Library
Bangkok City Library
Bangkok City Library
Bangkok City Library
Bangkok City Library

In 2013, Bangkok was named the World Book Capital by UNESCO. To honor the distinction, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) came up with nine initiatives to continue on promoting the culture of reading among Bangkokians. One of them is the 296-million-baht Bangkok City Library on Ratchadamnoen Road. 

Refurbished with respect to the original building’s neoclassical structure, Bangkok City Library provides a massive 4,880-sqm reading space over three floors. The first floor welcomes visitors with new books, magazines and newspapers as well as a 30-seat theater, coffee shop and tourist information booth. Books and media for kids find a home on the mezzanine. Here, cozy corners are provided for parents and children spending time together over a favorite title. Books in foreign languages can be found on the second floor, where a multi-purpose event space and a study room have also been installed. The uppermost level is home to volumes about the Thai royal family and royal initiatives, as well as rare publications donated by foreign embassies. 

Currently, there are over 40,000 books classified under the Dewey decimal classification system, together with more than 1,000 e-books that are accessible from the library computers. Free WiFi is offered so you can bring your laptop to access all online resources. 

Please note that parking is not available.

By: Gail Piyanan


Venue name: Bangkok City Library
Address: 39
Bangkok City Library
Ratchadamnoen Klang road

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 08:00-21:00, Sun 09:00-22:00
Price: Free entry, annual membership fees B25/adult, B5 to 15/child, available for Thai citizens with valid ID and house registration only
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