With its humble origin as a small reading room built in 1896 upon the establishment of the Nan Yang Public School, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Library is one of the most venerable university libraries in China today. Since the construction of the first university library building in 1919, SJTU Library system has come a long way with the additions of the Pao Sui-Loong Library on the Xuhui campus (October 1985), the Pao Yue-Kong Library on the Minhang campus (October 1992), the Liberal Arts Library on the Minhang campus (April 2004), the Main Library on the Minhang campus (September 2008), and the Tsung Dao(T. D.) Lee Library (December 2014). The School of Agriculture Library on the Qibao campus became a member of SJTU Library system in September 1999, and six years later, in June 2005 the School of Medicine Library on the Luwan campus joined its ranks.
Since its founding over a century ago, SJTU Library has been committed to fostering innovation, ensuring practical relevance and pursuing academic excellence. Over the years, SJTU Library has made great progress and had significant achievements. With a total area of -61.700 m2, SJTU Library system currently comprises a number of branches covering a wide range of fields on natural and social science and technology, including above affiliated libraries and reading rooms housed in different schools and departments. Equipped with rich resources and state of the art facilities, SJTU Library is now an open and integrated service system that facilitates and promotes research initiatives in all areas.
Following its time-honored tradition of having readers’ best interests at heart while providing top quality services, SJTU Library pursues the service idea of “Study resources are conveniently accessible combined with integrated information commons; Reference services are extended from library to departments and research teams; Library services and development are better supported by new technology and research programs” by facilitating the integrate
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