The library of DaTong University was built in 2005 and inaugurated in 2007. It is situated in the west of Nothern campus and has A,B,C,D,E areas according to their functions. The total building area amounts to 37,083 ㎡. It’s one of the four symbolizing architectures of our school . The building offers multi-functional services, including a loaning service, a computer retrieval service, and informating service.
    The collection held by the library amounts to 1,186,000 volumes,including 761,300 books ,33,700 periodicals,and 391,000 digital books. Its collection focuses on philosophy, social sciences, literature, arts, mathematics, physics, chemistry. Other resources , such as manufacturing, agriculture, pharmacology etc, can be found as well.
    Our library has digital rooms, in which there are 60 computer terminals and CD-ROM mirror image server. It also provides an access to online databases such as Chinese National Science Digital Library, SPRING-LINK, CNKI, WANFANG, Conference and Thesis database, Chinese Academic Periodical database, Macrochina, 21media etc. These services have greatly improved teachers’ and students’ ability to perform more throught research.
    There are 44 staff members in the library. 10 percent of the staff have graduate degrees; 55 percent have under-graduate degrees. 10 librarians have their under-graduate degrees in library information and computers.There are 1 chief researchers, 6 deputy researchers, 1 deputy professor, 16 librarians, 4 assistants and 16 employed workers. Most staff are under the age of 40. They have received special training on library management and computers and obtained their certifications. All the staff work dilligently and greatly contribute to the on-going development of our library.

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