The Library of Anhui University of Science and Technology was established in 1945. In 2017, with the relocation to the New Campus, it was namedas “Zhishan” Academy, which literally means being extremely excellent.
The total building area of the Library is approximately 48,000㎡. It is composed of stacks, newspaper and periodicals reading rooms, multi-functional electronic reading rooms, etc., offering over 6,000 seats. The library adopts an integrated service mode of storing, loaning and reading. The self-study rooms are open for 97 hours per week, while the service windows 90.5 hours per week, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (12 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sunday). Moreover, the digital resources are available 24 hours per day and 7days per week.
The Library has formed a holding system with its own characteristics in line with the needs of teaching and scientific research of Anhui University of Science and Technology. By the end of 2016, the total collections of the library amount to 4.82 million volumes, including 2.39 million printed books, 2.77million E-books, 75 electric literature databases, and 3 self-built specialized databases. In addition to the collection of domestic and foreign literatures, it also devotes to the preservation of important documents and characteristic literatures.
Currently, the Library employs a number of modern intelligent systems and technologies, including Huiwen Literature Information Service System,providing a computer-based management of literature acquisition, classification, circulation, retrieval, etc.; Radio Frequency Identification technique, which helps to form a self-service circulation system; Reservation Management System, effectively avoiding the seat-occupation phenomenon; and Information Distribution System and Screen Touch Inquiry System making the information more easily available to faculties and students. Besides, it boasts 1200 intelligent lockers and the electric reading room with 476 seats to meet different readers’ needs.