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 1.74 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 40.

The Library has 10 large reading rooms of 1,224 square meters, 11 medium-sized reading rooms of 322 square meters, two dense stacks of 300 square meters, with 4,998 shelves and 4,200 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.

Service Time



Monday to Sunday

 Service Center

 The Hall of First floor


 Electronic Reading Room

 East of First floor

 Multimedia Reading Room

 West of First floor

 Language & Culture Lending Room

 East of Second floor

 Engineering Lending Room 1

 North of Second floor

 Engineering Lending Room 2

 West of Second floor

 Engineering Lending Room 3

 South of Second floor 

 Science Lending Room

 East of Third floor

 Meteorology & Environment Lending Room

 North of Third floor

 Literature Lending

 West of Third floor

 Social Science Periodical Reading Room

 Southeast of Fourth Floor

 Meteorological Data Room

 Southwest of Fourth Floor

 Foreign Language Back Issues Reading Room

 North of Fourth Floor 

 Natural Science Reading Room

 West of Fourth Floor

 Newspaper Reading Room

 South of Fourth Floor

 Liberal Arts Lending Room 1

 East of Fifth Floor


 Liberal Arts Lending Room 2

 West of Fifth Floor

 Art Lending Room

 South of Sixth Floor

 Division Mapping Books Lending Room

 East of Sixth Floor

 Natural Science Reading Room

 West of Sixth Floor

 Foreign Language Lending Room

 South of Sixth Floor

 Social Science Reading room 1

 East of Seventh Floor

 Social Science Reading room 2

 North of Seventh Floor

 Reference Book Reading Room

 Northwest of Seventh Floor

 Sample Book Reading Room

 Southwest of Seventh Floor

 CD Lending Desk

 Southwest of Second Floor

 Monday to Friday


 Digital Resource Room

 North of Sixth floor

 Information Service Room

 North of Sixth floor

 Website and electronic resources can be accessed all the day.

Ways of Borrowing Books from the NUIST Library

1. The Reader's Card is required to be verified at the entrance of library.

2. Loan Quota & Period


Total Number of Items(Foreign Books )

Loan Period (day)

Renewals (day)

The staff

15 (4)



graduated students

12 (4)



undergraduate students

8 (2)



3. Overdue Items: Readers have a responsibility to returning the book materials in lending period. Any reader is fined for any overdue reading material. The fines are as follows: 0.10RMB per day for Chinese item; 0.20RMB per day for foreign item.

4. Collections in all reading rooms can only be read in the library.

Contact the Library

Address: Library Building

Tel: 86(0)25 58699775