About the Library and its Opening Hours
- About the Library
The library of the National Museum of Taiwan History (NMTH) was inaugurated on October 20, 2007 at the fourth floor of the NMTH Administration and Collection Building. The library has held a large number of documents relating to Taiwan’s history. Since space was limited, it was relocated to a new building by Lotus Lake in 2022 and renamed the Sasulat Library. “Sasulat,” means “books” or “collections” in the language of the indigenous Siraya people who formerly lived in Tainan and nearby areas. “Sasulat” indicates that the library is not only home to many book collections, but also contains other rich resources. The library’s main missions and objectives are as follows:
(1) Widely collect books, historical documents, maps, microfilm materials, audio and video materials, and digital resources on Taiwan’s history from home and abroad, so as to comprehensively show the development of history and culture in Taiwan.
(2) Allow researchers to effectively utilize materials for their work, as well as provide both professional and general references in accordance with thematic exhibitions.
(3) Establish a diversified resource center for those who study Taiwan history, and promote and deepen studies in this field.
- Opening Hours
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Sasulat Library is closed on Monday (except national holidays; then it is open but closed the following day), Lunar New Year's Eve, the first day of the Lunar New Year, days when the government announces that work will be suspended due to natural disasters, and days otherwise announced by the museum.