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The predecessor of Hunan University Library can be dated back to the Royal Library of Yuelu Academy which was built in the Northern Song Dynasty. At present Hunan, University Library possesses 3 library buildings and 29 college/department reference rooms, with a total area of over 35,000 square meters and 3,000 seats in the reading rooms. Library buildings are made up of Branch Library for Special Collections (built-in 1947 and enlarged in 1951), Central Library (built-in 1979), and Branch Library in North Campus (built-in 1983 as the library of Hunan College of Finance and Economics and enlarged in 1999). Among them, the Royal Library of Yuelu Academy at the foot of Yuelu Mountain, Branch Library for Special Collections, and Central Library is distributed in the central axis of Hunan University from the west to the east. They have reflected the historical track of Chinese libraries’ development and formed amazing scenery with the ancient book-storage buildings, contemporary libraries, and modern libraries echoing from afar.

 

By the end of 2009, the total collection of Hunan University Library amounts to more than 4,800,000, including 2,770,000 printed collections with 2,430,000 Chinese collections, and 340,000 collections in foreign languages. Hunan University Library has rich digital resources equivalent to 2,030,000 collections, with 146 million RMB as the total value of document information resources. In addition, in Hunan Celebrities' Collection Center of the library, there are over 20,000 bamboo sculptures, books, calligraphies, and paintings donated by Taiwan Residents who were born in Hunan Province represented by Mr. Li Youzeng. A resource system has been intra-regionally established featuring science and engineering documents, economic documents, documents in foreign languages, and electronic resources.

 

Hunan University Library consists of Resources Construction Department, System Construction Department, Information Consultation Department, Documents Borrowing Department, General Office, Branch Library for Special Collections, Branch Library in North Campus, and Information Research Institute. At present it boasts of being a member of the Steering Committee for Academic Libraries of China, the Ministry of Education, the secretary-general of Hunan Steering Committee for Academic Libraries, and the vice president unit of Hunan Libraries Society and Hunan Society for Scientific and Technical Information. It is also in charge of publishing Library Work in Colleges and Universities which is a professional journal in the field of library and information.

 

Professional Branch Libraries

 

Hunan University Library includes 11 worldwide web virtual professional branch libraries such as Branch Library on Economics, Law, Management, Humanities, Science, Communication and Fine Arts, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Electric and Information Engineering, and Royal Library of Yuelu Academy, with a total number of 29 Reference Rooms for different subjects. There are nearly 360,000 books in Chinese and foreign languages, and 3,273 kinds of newspapers and periodicals in each branch library, with 529 seats in the Reading Rooms, 127 types of equipment for end-user searching, and a total area of 5,283 square meters. Branch libraries are all connected to resource servers of Hunan University Library through campus networks and possess unique professional features through collecting various subject-oriented documents. Branch Libraries are opening to provide readers with all kinds of services under a unified model. Under the management mode of integrating books administration, collection, lending, and reading, they are responsible for lending books not only to students and teachers of relevant colleges and departments but also to other readers in Hunan University. At the same time, subordinate reference rooms of branch libraries offer deep-level services of college entrance orientation education, training on information searching, reference, and consultation, document supply, and research subject confirmation.

 

Contact Information

 

Services of the Library

Phone Number

Contact Person

E-mail

Readers’ Complaint

88822223

Teacher Yu

875887482@qq.com

Book Reserving, Book Borrowing, and Consulting

88822385

Teacher Cao (South Campus)

13151715@qq.com

88684763

Teacher Xia (North Campus)

478715895@qq.com

Document Delivery Service

88823142

Teacher Tu

lib_calis@hnu.cn

Training Services

88823142

Teacher Fan

zjfan@hnu.edu.cn

Thesis Uploading

88822289

Teacher Quan

quandandan1105@sohu.com

Donation

88822507

Teacher Chen

yzchen@hnu.edu.cn

Technical Service

88822211

Teacher Xia

6931224@qq.com

Document Purchasing

88822521

Teacher Liu

luyu@hnu.edu.cn

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