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Reference Services

The mission of reference services is to support the research and information needs of the USC community. Reference librarians are available at service desks in library to help you find information and provide research assistance, whether in person, email, online chatting or by telephone.For additional information, please contact the Reference Service Desk concerning this service.(ext. 1612)

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Purchase Recommendations

The USC Library actively encourages its users to recommend items films for purchase. Any recommendations will assist in the building and management of the Library collection, one of USC’s greatest assets.

Interlibrary Loan

The Inter-Library Loans service gives access to material from other libraries which is not held by the Shih Chien University . It covers all kinds of printed or other materials, including books, theses and journals.

Materials unavailable in the Shih Chien University Library often may be obtained from other libraries or document delivery sources. All faculty, students and staff may use the “Nationwide Document Delivery System (NDDS)” to access the “Interlibrary Loan service” or contact the Reference Desk of Main Library for the “NDDS”. For additional information, please contact the Reference Service Desk concerning this service.

Post ‧ Library ─ New Thought, New Service

The Shih Chien university library was established in 1959. As the school developed, the library expanded in 1993, set up its Kaohsiung branch in 1995 and established a teaching center in Kaohsiung City, “Fashion Digital Library” to provide information service featuring fashion design.

So far the library has collected up to 400,000 volumes and over 2,000 periodicals. For more than ten years, the library has aimed at new services of electronic resources – about 400,000 volumes of Chinese and English e-books, over 170 kinds of electronic databases, and more than 30,000 kinds of electronic periodicals, which are available for students anytime, anywhere. .

During the past 20 years the library has tied in closely with the school’s development and has paid close attention to changes in trends and developed cutting-edge services. For example, while the library expanded in 1993, a satellite antenna system was erected on rooftop of the university, integrating digital and analogue networks constructing a video integrated system to better serve the students. This is a new model for library service. In collaboration with education-industry/ community in 1997, the library integrated VOD and WebPAC. As a result the Shih Chien University’s library became an aspiration among libraries that were planning to offer such services. In 1999, the library held the “The Seminar of Reader Service” in a cultural perspective, which offers a new direction in a technique-oriented trend among the libraries sharing same interest. In 2004, the library held “The Seminar of Library Space Culture Construction” and received warm response from other libraries drawing their attention towards a cultural perspective of space planning. In 2006, the library blog system and wiki were constructed and integrated with an automatic system, ushering the library in a new era of Web 2.0 for library service. In 2009, the library held the “The Seminar of Original Township Road of Library”. The seminar revolved around the blog to explore the principal value of library in a global trend, especially in a network society.

In response to the school’s development, Chairman Xie Meng-xiong decided to build a new library, which broke ground in 2005 and completed in 5 years. In 2010, the school’s president Xie Zong-xing presided over an inauguration ceremony. This is a new library which was constructed on a modern cultural thinking. It implies new meanings and value in terms of architecture and internal service system.

The library’s main body construction consists of two L-shaped buildings which intersect one another. “L” refers to library. The L-shaped building from the second floor to the fifth floor on the ground and another L-shaped building which rises straight up intersect each other to construct the library building. On the far west side sits the gymnasium. The large-sized conference hall and the underground passage connect the two spaces which fulfill the chairman Xie’s idea of “university living space” and also a new milestone for the school’s development.