Hunan University of Arts and Science (HUAS) Library has a long history as the same as the university, starting from 1958.
HUAS Library system consists of the main library and 1 branch library (Furong College Library) with a total of 5000 reading seats and 200 computers. Covering the total floor area of 30,800 square meters, the main library on the bank of Baimahu Lake at the main campus (western campus) is the landmark of the University, holding 4000 reading seats. Furong College Library covers an area of 9658.8 square meters, holding 1000 reading seats.
With its unique automation, network, digital, intelligent management, the main library is equipped with security automation systems, computer network and automation systems, multimedia information query system, electronic bulletin board system, background music and broadcast systems, digital program-controlled exchange system, office automation system, monitoring system, central air conditioning, etc.
The document and service sharing system at the main library is fulfilled via high speed internet connections between the branch library and main library. Beyond that, it offers information resource unified configuration, opening to all staff, faculty and students, with paper items borrowing and reading, self-service printing, multimedia center, reference consulting, interlibrary loan & document delivery services (ILL&DDS), subject service, science and technology novelty consulting and lectures, exhibition, internet resource service.
Up to now, HUAS Library has a total of 1.25 million items equivalent. The total Chinese journal subscribed have been over 1835 item/volumes. The total journals other than Chinese subscribed have been over 52 item/volumes. The newspapers subscribed total 117 items.
Ancient Book Reading Room features a total of 2 million copies of ancient books, including more than 6,000 thread-bound books possessed by bibliophile Mr. Zhao Wuzi in the Qing Dynasty, and other rare books, Si Ku Quan Shu, etc.. Foreign Language Reading Room is in possession of large reference books such as Encyclopedia Britannica, Encyclopedia Americana, books donated by Chinese American Jane. Local document collection chamber specializes in works from all walks of life in Changde. Changde Germ Warfare, Dongtinghu Lake Rim Research, Urban Culture Construction are among the feature collections of HUAS Library.
Rich in literature resources, excellent learning environment and high quality and efficient services, HUAS Library is a vital important infrastructure for teaching and academic research in Changde.
Digital Resources (Storage Capacity: 60T)
Resources Purchased (27 Chinese databases):
Wanfang Database(3 sub-databases)
Copy information database of Renmin University of China
Online Report Hall
Featured databases other than Chinese
Special Sci DBS
Resources Shared (26 Sub-databases): The Digital Library of Colleges & Universities in Hunan Province (http://www.hnadl.cn/)
The Chinese Classics(ANCIENT BOOKS)
QIDIAN(Starting Point For A Master’S Degree )
VIP Smart Cubic
BKS(Book Knowledge Search)
Boasting as the open-shelf library, HUAS Library opens around the clock form Monday to Sunday for all of the faculty and students at the University. Besides, we provide services to the community.