Library is always a symbol of university position and strength as well as university spirit, being the important component of campus culture. Therefore, for international students who want to study in China, library can be an important factor to consider when choosing universities. Want to know which universities possess the most spectacular libraries? Check below article!
Tsinghua University Library is with a total area of 57,229 square meters and more than 2,500 reading seats. The Shaw Library is one of the masterpieces of architecture, being awarded ‘Top 10 Architectures in Beijing in 1990s’. Tsinghua University Library’s total collection amounts to more than 4.79 million items as of the end of 2014, emphasizing on Science and Technology and also covers broad subjects of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management. It is absolutely the most gorgeous place for you to read and study in!
Area: 57,229 square meters Seats: 3,500
Collection: 4.79 million Built-up Year: 1912
Peking University Library was built in 1898 and with a total area of 53,000 square meters and more than 4000 reading seats. It is the first national university library as well as the largest of its kind in Asia.
Area: 53,000 square meters Seats: 4,000
Collection: 8 million Built-up Year: 1902
Zhejiang University Library consists of five branch libraries: Yuquan Campus Library, Xixi Campus Library, Huajiachi Campus Library, Agriculture & Medical Science Library and Basic Branch Library in Zijingang Campus, with a building area of 86,000 square meters and 5282 seats. Zhejiang University Library's collection contains about 5.74 million volumes, making it one of China's largest academic libraries.
Area: 86,000 square meters Seats: 5,282
Collection: 5.74million Built-up Year: 1897
The whole area of Shanghai Jiao Tong library is 61,200 square meters with 5833 reading seats. The Main Library on the Minhang Campus is regarded as “the Integrated Library of Sciences, Engineering, Biology, Medicine and Agriculture”.
Area: 61,200 square meters Seats: 5,833
Collection: 3.4 million Built-up Year: 1896
Nanjing University Library grew out Sanjiang Normal School Library, which was founded in 1902 and changed to Nanjing University Library in 1949. Many library scientists had been in charge of the library including Liu Guojun, Li Xiaoyuan, Shi Yanyong as well as Hu Xiaoshi, master of Chinese culture.
Area: 53,000 square meters Built-up Year: 1902
Collection: 4.91 million