The library aims to supply various information services to meet the needs of teaching, learning and academic research. Since the beginning of the establishment of the University in 1969, the library has kept expanding for the growing book collection. It was moved many times. Every movement and expansion symbolized the progress and development of the library. The library building was renovated in April, 2000 and remodeled in May, 2018. While the library was being remodeled, we also imported the face recognition service at the entrance, the book charging machine, as well as book borrowing and seats management with finger recognition.
The library is a 7-store modernized building with floor space of 5,892 square meters, which is located beside Lunghwa Slope. From the library, we can see a magnificent view of mountains. It is spacious, bright, well-equipped, and user-friendly. At present, there are more than 550,000 book collections (including electronic books), 200 journals, 30,000 electronic journals, 200 electronic databases, and 6,000 audio-visual materials.
The library has a chief librarian in charge of the library’s development and planning. There are two sections, reader service and technical service, with one section chief in charge of the steering of operations and six senior clerks to execute operations. In addition, there is a Library Consultant Committee of the University to assist the library in planning the usage of budget and future development.
In the era of rapid information technology development and social changes, the library services have transformed from paper to digit, and the operational procedures have changed from manual work to automatic systems, and the formats from physical to virtual, especially no longer limited by spatial distance. All of these indicate the changes of the library. To provide high-quality services, the library’s automatic systems can support the needs of readers with new, rapid, substantive, and simplified functions. Readers can use Wireless LAN in every corner of the library. The service of Remote Patron Authentication (RPA) gives readers freedom to access the library anytime and anywhere. The system of digitalized dissertations and theses can promote the visibility and cited rate of the University’s degree theses.
For the sustainable development of the library, it aims to improve the collection not only in quantity but also in quality. The library is a knowledge treasury for research and learning at all times. Our every effort will aim to attract more people to come to the library. It is always our mission to promote the use of the library’s enormous collection. The service will be more sophisticated while it also keeps its diversification. The most important is the “reader-centered” idea, which will be kept in mind forever.