Introduction

to Library            
   Established in October, 1952, the Library of East China University of Science & Technology (ECUST) is under direct auspice of the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China. Through 50 years of construction and expansion, the Library has become a research library of multi-disciplines ranging from chemistry and chemical engineering to the combination of science, engineering, management and liberal arts. The Library has  a total floor space of 19,648 square meters, providing space for 1601 seats  and  2,450,000 volumes of books in several  languages.  The newly completed digital libraryhas a disc array  containing over 40 disc databases such as CA, EI as well as network mirror image (MSI) databases; with a total capacity of 16TB, the system  is easily   accessible to all readers at ECUST.
    Shanghai Centre of E-literature Retrieval System for Postgraduate Students (SCELRSPS), Shanghai Centre of International University Textbooks (SCIUT), Centre of Network Learning (CNL) and Centre of Foreign Language Learning (CFLL) are based in the Library to facilitate study and research  of their users and provide them with helpful  services of network facilities and consultation. The Library has  set up a mechanism for  sharing the information resources with its counterparts throughout the country and thus provides its readers with abundant electronic resources.
    Established  with  funds from both Shanghai Municipal Educational Commission and ECUST, SCIUT, with the most up-to-date technologies and facilities in five network systems and one reading room, provides  first-class services to teachers and researchers in Shanghai and other parts of the country.
    SCELRSPS,  co-funded by Shanghai Municipal Education Fund, Shanghai Academic Degree Bureau and ECUST, owns nearly 100 microcomputers. It has been one of postgraduates’ education bases in Shanghai.
    CNL is proud of its assistant software of Chinese and foreign textbooks and over 2,500 foreign language audiovisual learning materials for  students and staff to use in  an excellent environment.
 

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