Calendar 2000–01

The Library System The University Library System coordinates the collections and services of the University Library and the branch libraries — the Elisabeth Luce Moore Library of Chung Chi College, the Ch’ien Mu Library of New Asia College, the Wu Chung Library of United College, the Li Ping Medical Library at the teaching hospital complex in Sha Tin, and the Architecture Library. Excluding the Medical Library, they can accommodate a total of more than 2,200 readers. The holdings of the Library System as at 31st December 1999 exceed 1,470,000 items. The entire collection of the Library System comprises approximately 600,000 volumes of books and bound journals in East Asian languages, 870,000 volumes in Western languages, 3,037 current journals in East Asian languages and 7,209 in Western languages. Students can borrow books and journals from any library and search items in the Online Public Catalogue of the University Library System. The University Library houses extensive collections in science, engineering, social science and business administration, and each of the branch libraries at the colleges has some unique features. The Elisabeth Luce Moore Library holds strong collections in education, music, and religious studies. The Ch’ien Mu Library houses good collections in Chinese literature, fine arts, and philosophy. The Wu Chung Library has a Hong Kong Collection, a notable Modern Drama Collection, and an Electronic Resources Centre. Also located in the Wu Chung Library is the American Studies Resource Library whose nucleus collection comprises an interdisciplinary resource donated by the USIS American Library and a recently donated William Faulkner Collection. Medical collections are housed in two different locations —pre-clinical materials in the University Library and clinical materials in the Li Ping Medical Library. The Architecture Library collection covers subjects in the buildings industry and environmental sciences. In addition, the University Library System has a collection of audio-visual materials, microfilms, more than 7,000 titles of full-text electronic journals and hundreds of electronic databases. Most of the electronic resources are networked and can be accessed on the World Wide Web or the Library CD-ROM network (CDLAN) via the Campus Network. Services offered by the Library System include circulation, reserve books, S upport Facilities, Services, and Staff Organizations