重庆市渝中区图书馆的前身“蟾秋图书馆”,是1932江津名绅邓蟾秋向青年会捐款3万元成立的。1949年由基督教会接管改名为青年会通俗图书馆公园路分馆。1959年6月由重庆市市中区人民政府接管,成立重庆市市中区图书馆,1995年随区划调整更名为重庆市渝中区图书馆。

  1978年党的十一届三中全会之后,市中区图书馆迎来了一个新的发展春天,藏书量不断增长,藏书范围由单纯的社会科学图书扩展到马列、哲学、社会科学、自然科学、综合类等各类图书报刊,成为藏书门类齐全的综合型图书馆,先后获得了国家一级图书馆、全国巾帼文明示范岗、市级文明单位等称号和荣誉。

  2010年12月26日,渝中区图书馆新馆在文图大厦落成开放。新馆位于重庆市渝中区两路口中山三路32号,交通便捷,环境优雅。馆舍建筑面积10541平方米,馆内布局合理,设施先进,是重庆市一流的区级公共图书馆。新馆采用“借、藏、阅、网”一体的管理模式,形成了以社会科学、自然科学图书为重点,兼顾地方文献、盲文图书的藏书体系;在保证收藏纸质文献的同时,兼顾电子资源的配置,形成了纸媒资源和电子资源互为补充的藏书体系。截至2018年底,图书馆内拥有纸质图书近50万册,报刊近2万件,数字资源约40TB,包括文化共享工程资源、自建讲座资源、外购超星、外研社、知识视界等资源,资源类型包括电影、讲座、专题片、科技视频、少儿英语、电子图书、电子期刊、方志等,能满足读者文献借阅、信息查询、休闲阅读的需要。馆内设有社会科学、自然科学图书借阅室、儿童图书借阅室、视障图书阅览室、报刊阅览室、电子阅览室、地方文献阅览室、参考咨询、古籍书库、学术报告厅等服务窗口。开展个人外借、集体外借、预约借书、馆际互借、报刊阅览、资料(代)查阅、资料编印、复印、送书上门、街头借阅、知识讲座、读书活动、社区文化信息共享工程、社区图书室业务辅导等特色服务。

  为实现渝中区“10分钟文化圈”目标,完善公共文化服务网络,2011年渝中区开展了图书馆总分馆体系建设,以渝中区图书馆为核心总馆,以地区文化中心为分馆,以部分社区、行业图书室为图书服务站,同时以24小时自助图书馆和流动服务车为延伸服务手段,从而构建管理、流通、服务一体化的图书馆资源共享体系。实现“一馆办证,多馆借书,多馆还书,通借通还”的畅通阅读渠道。目前已建成大坪、望龙门、大溪沟等6分馆和人和街、竹院福利院、57中学、重庆聋哑学校、解放碑保利电影院、王家坡社区等近20家图书服务站、3个24小时自助图书馆和1所24小时城市书房。

  2013年5月,渝中区图书馆加入了重庆市公共图书馆一卡通服务,2016年初,全馆20余万册外借的中文图书及各分馆和部分对外开放的服务站也一并实现一卡通用,图书通借通还(但少儿图书、期刊及视听资料只能在本馆借还)。市民可在重庆图书馆、重庆市少年儿童图书馆2家市级图书馆和渝中区图书馆、巴南区图书馆等十余家区级公共图书馆就近办理一卡通借书证,享受图书在主城公共图书馆之间的通借通还服务。

 

  Chanqiu Library, the predecessor of Yuzhong Library, was set up by Mr Deng Chanqiu’s donation of 30 thousand yuan to Young Men's Christian Association in 1932. In 1949, the Christian Youth Association took over and renamed as Young People's Library Park Road branch. In June 1959 by the Chongqing Municipal People's government took over, renamed as Chongqing City Central Library, in 1995 changed its name to Yuzhong Library.

  After the party in 1978 the third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee, our library ushered in a new development in the spring, the growing amount of books, books range extended from simple social science books to Marxism, philosophy, social science, natural science, etc. integrated all kinds of books and periodicals, books become integrated complete library, has won the national class library, national heroine civilized demonstration Kong, municipal civilized units and the title of honor.

  In December 26, 2010, Yuzhong Library reopenned in new building. The building area of 10541 square meters, the reasonable layout, advanced facilities, first-class Chongqing municipal public library. The use of network integrated management mode, formed by the social science and natural science books as the focus, taking into account the local literature, Braille books collection system; to ensure collection of paper documents at the same time, taking into account the electronic resources, forming a print and electronic resources complementary library system. As of the end of 2018, the library has books of Nearly half a million copies, newspapers and periodicals Nearly 20,000 pieces of digital resources of 40TB, including the cultural sharing project resources, self, resources, outsourcing Wanfang, superstar, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press,The horizon of knowledge,founder Apabi manufacturers such resources three part, resource types include lectures, films, feature films, video technology, electronic books, children's English, electronic journals and local chronicles, can meet the needs of readers, library information, leisure reading. The library has social science and natural science books reading room, reading room, children's books for reading room, reading room, electronic reading room, reading room, local literature, reference books, ancient academic hall service window. Carry out personal borrowing, lending, borrowing, collective appointment interlibrary loan, newspaper reading, data access, data published (generation), copy, send a book to come, the streets of borrowing, lectures, reading activities, community cultural information sharing project, business counseling and other features of community library service.

  For the realization of Yuzhong District 10 minutes circle target, improve the public cultural service network, 2011 Yuzhong area to carry out the construction of general branch library system, the library district in Yuzhong as the core area to total Museum, cultural center branch, with part of the community, the library book industry service station, at the same time to 24 hours self-service library and flow service car for the extension of service means, so as to construct the sharing system of management, circulation, service integration of Library resources. To achieve a "library card, multi library library, multi library books, interlibrary loan" open reading channel. At present, Longmen, Wang Daping Daxigou has built 7 branches and one street, and 20 book service stations included of the bamboo courtyard orphanage, 57 middle school, Chongqing school for the deaf,Chongqing deaf mute school, Monument for Liberation Pauli cinema, Wangjia Po community, Monument for Liberation cinema, poly Wangjiapo community , 3 24 hours self-service library.

  In May 2013, Yuzhong Library joined the service card, Chongqing public library at the beginning of 2016, books more than 20 books borrowed and the entire branch and part of opening up the service station also realize the card, library and interlibrary loan (except children's books, periodicals and audio-visual materials in the museum can only borrow). The public library in Chongqing, Chongqing children's Library in 2 Municipal Library and Yuzhong library, Banan library card to apply for a library card, enjoy the city between more than 10 public libraries of interlibrary loan services.