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Introduction

The Chang Gung University Library was established in 1987. In October 1996, the new library building was first open for use. This 11,000 square-meter facility houses an audiovisual center, book and periodical stacks, an online search room, group study rooms, and study areas.

The library serves the programs of study and research of the University's teachers and students with its extensive collection of literature in medical science, engineering, management, and humanities and social sciences. The library continues to develop the existing collection, to establish specialized collections in specific areas, and to expand access to external resources through inter-library cooperation and online links. Ultimately, we hope to develop a virtual library providing readers and students with services not restricted by distance.

Among its many services, the library places particular emphasis on teaching students how to use library resources to retrieve information. To accomplish this, the library staff offers formal credited courses, workshops, courses in database search techniques, and tours for newly-admitted students. These training services are designed to help students become independent life-long learners.