The collections in the Central library contain over 650,000 books and 230,000 journals in Chinese and foreign languages. Over 3,000 kinds of current journals and newspaper subscriptions are kept. The present holdings of all university libraries total over 1,740,000 volumes. The holdings of journals mainly concentrate in science and technology as in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and electronics.
Among over eighty staff members working in the library, there are ten senior librarians and some documentation experts. The library strives to fulfill the curricular and research needs and interest of the students. The library's technical service departments, the circulation departments and the reader service of the acquisition department are providing satisfying service. In addition to regular circulation, the librarians provide courses on literature searching.
The new fourteen-story West Campus Library with an area of 16,000 m2 is to be finished by the end of 1995. A computer network and an automatic searching system are under installation. When completed, acquisition, sorting, coding and circulating will be computerized. Faculty and students will be able to have easy access to library documents and literature by on- line searching through common or personal terminals. It is also possible to share domestic and international databases through the All China Education and Research Network. The library system will be able to provide better services for the faculty and students.
Senior Librarian Li, Nanqiu Associate Librarians Ding, Rengming Fei, Yekun, Guo, Jianxi Ji, Guangchang Jiang, Wentao Jiang, Youzheng Ma, Ling Xia, Linan Yu, Zhifang Zhao, Xingfen