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Cross-library Check-in

Cross-Library Check-in

The National Library of Public Information, as a national public library, not only provides circulation services for its own collection but also takes on the responsibility of guiding other public libraries throughout the country and serving all citizens of Taiwan to bridge the urban-rural gap. In addition to offering physical collections for retrieval and reading, the library places emphasis on the development of the "E-book Service" and promotes the remote utilization of digital resources. Considering the diverse needs of readers from different public library user groups, the library does not participate in the cross-library check-out service of affiliated libraries under the Taichung Public Library.
Currently, the library provides a "Cross-Library Check-in" service with Taichung Public Library, giving readers the option to return books either at the library or at district libraries. This offers convenience for checking in books. However, please note that the Cross-Library Check-in service may take approximately one to two weeks for books to be returned to their respective libraries.
Furthermore, starting from January 1, 2013, in order to expedite the circulation of video-audio materials, minimize check-in delays, and reduce waiting time for reserved readers, the "video-audio material" cross-library check-in service within the Taichung Public Library will no longer be available. If you have checked out video-audio materials, please return them at the Multimedia circulation counter on the 2nd floor of the main library, or the Circulation counter of Liming branch and Zhongxing branch.

Drive-thru Check-in Service

To enhance convenience for readers and simplify the check-in process for individuals riding motorcycles or driving cars, the library has partnered with McDonald's Fuxing 3 Branch (No.41, Sec. 3, Fuxing Rd., South Dist., Taichung City) to provide a "Drive-thru Check-in Service". This pioneering drive-thru check-in service in Taiwan aims to improve service quality and customer satisfaction.

Readers can return library collections (except video-audio materials) at the drive-thru counter of McDonald's Fuxing 3 Branch daily from 6 AM to 12 midnight.

Please note that McDonald's only collects the items, and the library will complete the check-in process on the following day. If you need to check out library materials or if the books you are returning are damaged, lost, expired, or have any other issues, please come directly to the library for the check-in procedure.

Expiry, compensation, or missing item issues will be handled in accordance with the library's regulations. For further information, please consult the librarians or call 04-2262-5100 EXT 1110.