Introduction to Suzhou Campus Library

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Introduction to Suzhou Campus Library

Suzhou Campus Library of Renmin University of China (RUC), which has been formally running since Sept. 2009, covers a built area of over 2000 square meters. The first floor offers nearly 240 seats, with one reception desk, one Chinese and English books reading room, one French books reading zone, one Chinese and foreign periodicals reading zone ,and one compact stack room of back issues. There is also a self-service zone on the first floor, providing five book retrieval computers, one self-circulation machine, and two self-printing and photocopying machines. On the second floor, there is one reading room of ocean and military and one reading room of the Party’s history and national conditions. The library provides multi-type and multi-level services such as lending, consultation, searching, photocopying, etc.

Suzhou Campus Library is managed through the computer network management system provided and run by RUC Library in Beijing.

Suzhou Campus Library holds more than 110,000 volumes of Chinese and foreign books (98,588 Chinese books, 7,816 English books, 7,287 French books), together with 107 types of Chinese journals, 34 types of foreign journals, 113 types of Replicated Journals by Renmin University of China, 25 types of Chinese newspapers, 4078 book-attached CDs, over 9000 dissertations, 13,394 Chinese back issues and 2,570 foreign back issues. The library collection covers various subjects, such as philosophy, public administration, sociology, law, economics, finance, national economic management, journalism, French language and literature, Chinese language and literature, etc.

RUC Library has collected comparatively abundant digital resources, including over 400 types of domestic and overseas databases. The databases, which cover five discipline categories of humanities, economics, social sciences, law and politics, science and technology, contain all types of electronic resources, such as e-journals, e-books, e-newspapers, reference tools, dissertations, multimedia resources and so on. Besides, after years of work, RUC Library has also established its own databases. Readers of Suzhou Campus Library have the privilege to use all these resources.