East China Jiaotong University Libraries has the total floor area of 1,8270 square meters, which hold a rich collection of over one million volumes, 22,8300 microforms, and 1,0148 current print journals,in which 9439 are in Chinese language and 709 are in foreign language, as well as many rare books, manuscripts, the University archives and a number of other special collections.
The libraries are staffed by 61 librarians, and over 10 student assistants.The Librarian combine their efforts to provide members of the East China Jiaotong University community with a range of sophisticated library and information services. The libraries open to the faculties and students 84 hours a week and some reading room open 98 hours a week.
The libraries own a first class consulting station of Chinese literature and academic magazines. These years, the libraries has established an CN-MARC format database of both Chinese and Foreign language. Now the digital libraries has greatly improved the information services in campous, which include National Academic Journal Database, Tsinghua Tongfang datebase, Springer Database, Super Star Reader Database, Fangzheng Datebase, and Cambridge University Press Network Information System. its on-line services are available 24 hours a day via its linkage with various multimedia networks and on Internet.
The University Libraries’ mission spans four objectives:
1. To support the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service through the collections of rich informational materials and the services of its highly trained personnel.
2. To provide an intellectual environment that creates the opportunity for any customer to explore the University Libraries’ collection of local and globally accessible recorded knowledge to satisfy his or her own needs.
3. To provide a range of proactive library services to support student pursuits for academic success and faculty endeavors for knowledge creation and classroom instruction.
4. To provide physical facilities in a functional arrangement that is conducive to an individual’s research and learning.