THE Suva City Library received about 200 books from the Chinese Embassy and Confucius Institute on Tuesday.
Institute director Joan Yee said the books were mostly about Chinese culture, Chinese literature, Chinese language and there were also children's books.
"We hope that the books being donated today will bring many happy hours of reading to the people and children of Suva," Ms Yee said.
Suva City special administrator Chandu Umaria said the library was "extremely fortunate" to receive the gift.
"The library is always in need of new books and by donating good quality books, people in Suva and nearby communities will benefit," Mr Umaria said.
He congratulated the Confucius Institute for conducting Chinese cultural studies and hosting cultural activities.
According to Ms Yee, the Confucius Institute at USP, established last year, aimed to build peace and harmony between local people and the people of China.
She said the Chinese language and culture lessons could be taken at the institute, and were available to the general public.