Chang Ching Yu Memorial Library
The Chang Ching Yu Memorial Library is a distinctive feature on campus. It had won the golden medal by the Journal of Chinese Architect and was awarded the Distinguished Architectural Design Award by the Taiwanese Provincial Government. The library is a six-floor building with 5 floors above ground level and 1 basement. The gross area of construction is about 11,900 square meters. It has 1,500 seats available. There is a “Multimedia Learning Center” which provides digital audio-visual materials and comfortable environment for students and staff to study, discuss and for other multiple purposes. The “Study Room” in the basement remains open until 1AM for students’ convenience.
The Library Committee was established for consulting the development of the library. There are three sections in the Committee, including Acquisition and Cataloguing Division, Reader Services Division, and Information Systems Division. The library collects 800,000 volumes of books and is featured by its collections of “Christian literature and history” as well as “Design Arts”. The library is planning to renovate the old audio-visual room into the “Christian Culture and Literature Collection Center”. It will collect important ancient Christian records and relics and become the research center of Christian culture in Taiwan.
The Chang Ching Yu Memorial Library is also in the leading status of its software facilities among colleges and universities across Taiwan. The INNOPAC integrated library automation system starting in 1995 has supported the purchasing, categorizing, searching and circulating of books. It not only provides high-quality information services but also achieves the goal of library automation. Nowadays, more than a million digital resources in the library, such as online journals, databases and e-books, are filed into the electronic database. Students and staffs alike can search all collections of the library on campus or from other places through the automated system. They can also connect to the online databases worldwide.
The library will soon introduce the Web-scale Discovery Service System (WSD Service System). It is a fast, easy, and accurate system which will become a treasury for collecting literature, teaching and researching. Additionally, the library also provides electronic newsletters, arrival notices of new materials, and circulation notices. All the services mentioned above are integrated on the library website- www.lib.cycu.edu.tw