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The library of NPU and all its related facilities are located in the Library and Computer Center Building whose basement is assigned as studying area and art workshops for our students and staff. The circulation desk is at the ground floor where an exhibition gallery, a newspaper area, a catalogue area and some reference rooms are found. The periodicals and journals are placed on the second floor where a computer room meant for on-line information search is set up to serve our students. Similarly, regional documentations and all the articles related to the Penghu area are stored on the same floor. On the other hand, our students’ project papers, published or unpublished, are well kept in the southwest corner of the library building. And, books written in Chinese are distributed on the third floor and the fourth floor; the latter houses also the books written in foreign languages. Audio and video sections situated in the northern part on the third floor of the building, where a modern movie room remains available to all its users under registration, are both accessible to our students as well as faculty members.
At present, there are a total of 167,833 entries catalogued in the library of NPU. Among them, 150,207 volumes are written in the Chinese language and 17,626 volumes in foreign languages. The number of professional journals has been counted up to 739 by 2004, including various on-line databases of authoritative electronic journals, such as SDOS, ABI/INFORM and Academic Search Elite. As a matter of fact, NPU tops the entire nation with the rate of books held in the library to be taken advantage of by per student.
The Library of NPU serves not only the faculty members as well as the students but also the general public of local communities. A variety of services are provided by the Library, such as book borrowing, reference service, inter-library circulation, Xeroxing, on-line database searching, operation instruction on database search, multimedia equipment, video-on-demands services, etc. What is more, the library is also in charge of the maintenance of the platform and server of General English Proficiency Test.