Introduction

 

About CTU Library

    Chienkuo Technology University Library, big and modern with all a wide variety of on-line resources and services, provides books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, e-books, e-periodicals as well as databases (in Chinese and foreign languages).

 

Organization

    There are three sections in CTU Library: Acquisition and Cataloging Section, Circulation and Service Section and Information and Audiovisual Section. The administrative staff includes: the Director, three Chiefs, three assistants, six full-time librarians and several pat-time (student) clerks.

 

Location

    CTU Library is located in the Library complex Building which is considered as a new iconic building for Changhua City’s landscape. There are 6 floors (about 8014 square meters ) for the Library use: B2, B1, and the 3rd--6th Floors.

 

Library Collections

    To meet the needs of students and professors at CTU, the Library collection has been increasing constantly. By now we have over 351,803 volumes: 299,257 Chinese books, 52,546 foreign-language books, 17,537 items of various kinds of non-book material, 696 Chinese periodicals, and 104 foreign-language periodicals.

 

Electronic Resources

    The Library has 104 databases. The popular databases in Chinese include: Chinese Classics full-text database, The Periodical Papers Index of the Republic of China, the Chinese Journal Network of Mainland China, Chinese Engineering Journals full-text database and the Taiwanese Doctorial Dissertation full-text database. Also, in foreign languages include: Taylor & Francis–SSH Library, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Journal Citation Report, and OCLC First Search, etc. Moreover, the Library has joined the TEBNET (Taiwan E-Book Net) since 2001.

 

Circulation Service

    The Library opens 77 hours per week; in addition to 13 hours on weekdays, there are 6 extra hours on both Saturdays and Sundays to meet the needs of students in three divisions. The Library also encourages CTU alumni to make the most use of the library resources. Meanwhile, all the circulation services such as due notice, renewed borrowing, and reservation, etc., are processed on line.

    In addition, CTU faculty and students can borrow books from the libraries of National Changhua University of Education and Overseas Chinese University with CTU ID cards thanks to the alliance with two universities. Moreover, the Library also joined the Interlibrary Cooperation Association for Colleges in Changhua,  Yunlin and Chiayi, which provides accesses for CTU students and faculty to borrow books in the 23 libraries (e.g. National Chung Hsing University, Providence University and Feng Chia University). In this way, the Library not only increases the resources for teaching and research but also share CTU resources with the allied universities. 

 

Perspective

    In the future, the library will provide more diversified, professional and efficient services to CTU faculty and students. Meanwhile, the Library will also serve as a space for artistic and cultural activities. With your visit and opinions, we will keep moving forward and offer the best service to you.