NUIST Library was established in 1960 and moved to this new building in 2010. It has a total floor area of 32,414.72 square meters.
The Library's collection is abundant and covers wide subjects. The collection of Atmospheric Science is one of the most complete libraries of the Academic Library in China. Currently, the total printed collection amounts to more than 1.47 million volumes, annual subscription to the printed Chinese and foreign periodicals amounts to 1,786 kinds. Core journals including Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, Information Science and Technology, Computer Science and other disciplines, have a complete collection. Besides, it also has a collection of National and regional atmospheric science and hydro-meteorological data since 1951, and altitude, ground historical weather maps since 1956.Over the past decade the library has introduced and built various types of Chinese and foreign large-scale network database 35.
The Library has 11 large reading rooms of 1,224 square meters, 11medium-sized reading rooms of 322 square meters, two dense stacks of 300 square meters, with 4,998 shelves and 3,954 reading seats. It has three electronic reading rooms; a multimedia reading room, one reader training room, with 370 computers. Apart from the services of the query with digital resources, downloads and internet access, it also supplies students with internships, examinations, training and other functions. In addition, the library also has a 150-seat modern intelligent academic lecture hall, with analog conferencing system, audio PA system, video system, centralized control system, simultaneous interpretation system, conference recording system, broadcast system and multi-screen monitoring system. The Library is rich in modern flavor and cultural atmosphere.
We are in the service mode of the open-shelf management, collecting, borrowing and reading syncretism, lending and returning united. The library opens 7days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., providing services for 7,000 persons on a daily basis. The computer integrated management system was introduced in 2000. Apart from the regular borrowing services, the library also provides the following services: E-Resource Retrieval, Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery Service, Reference Services, Novelty Search, User Training, Audio-Visual and Multi-media Reading and Information Retrieval Courses for all kinds of users.