XPU Library stands out as a learning, research-intensive institution of XPU. It has a long history of 80 years dating back to 1938. XPU Library has 2 branches on-campus located in XI'AN and LINTONG. The library provides a range of services, collections, space, and technology to support research, teaching, and learning for XPU faculty and students.
Our collections are large and diverse, especially for our core collection which consists of textile science, dyeing, costume, and art design, and there is also a significant collection of science and technological, management, economics, literature and social science etc. The collection of more than 1 million items includes cataloged books, conference proceedings ,reports, and other print materials in 4 languages; besides, there are more than 16,000 microforms, audio, video, sound recordings, and graphic materials and nearly 16,000 serial subscriptions. Our collections provide great support for almost all topics to meet faculty and students?learning and research needs.
XPU Library is also noted for its technological innovation. Beyond traditional collections and services, The Library's online services and electronic resources complement the more traditional formats and are growing tremendously. Many Library services can now be accessed online and thousands of full-text e-journals, e-books, indexes and databases are available. XPU Library is an active learning and research place, with reference and technical support provided by our librarians and online help. XPU Library supports faculty research through providing specialized subject index, inter-library loan, document delivery, catalogue at other university libraries regarding textile science, creating and hosting a number of online resources collections.
The Library, however, is more than the sum of its collections. Indeed, many of our dedicated library staff acquire, catalog, preserve, and make available library collections within our two buildings on-campus and over the Internet, and whose expertise and dedication provide our users with excellent resources and services. More than 80 full- and part-time employees work in the XPU Library system, and their efforts are the real reason behind the organization’s success. Their talent and enthusiasm underline our optimism about the future of research, learning and libraries.
We are grateful to supporters and donors who help enhance our collections and our facilities. We look forward in the near future to recreating the Library to improve students' opportunities to engage with library materials, use the Library's services, interact with their peers, or enjoy quiet study.
These are inspiring times for academic libraries. We aim to provide our users with areas for quiet study and contemplation. We look forward to building on our past successes as we work to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities provided by this rapidly changing research-library environment.
Please check out our web site or come into the Library to explore what we have to offer. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We'll be delighted to hear from you.