Design library opened their doors to Shenzhen
The city of design library is the first of its kind that is established in Shenzhen. The library was inaugurated during the Creative Design Industrial Estate in Futian during the International Cultural Industries Fair.
The new library got support form the Futian District Bureau of Culture and the Futian Library. The library now has a display of more than 20,000 books. The collection is a mix of Chinese and foreign titles, newspapers and magazines, periodicals with topics in the field of creative design. The creative Industrial Estate is developed and operated by the Shenzhen Sphinx Cultural Industry Investment Co. that have attracted around 177 design companies locally and internationally since they opened in 2007.
Shenzhen lifted their cultural industry to a status of fourth pillar industry after leading in the high technology, finance and logistics industry. As of now there are 63 public libraries opened, and the city is planning to bring the number to to 1,100 by the year 2015.