About the Library
The Harbin Engineering University Library was founded in 1953. The present building was built in 1990. It has 11174 square meters and holds 1200 reading seats.
Harbin Engineering University Library's collection emphasizes Science and Engineering, especially in the shipping industry, ocean exploration and nuclear application, and also covers broad subjects of humanities, social science and management.
The number of literature volumes collected in Harbin Engineering University Library is 3.1 million, including 1.6 million printed books, 0.66 million e-books, more than 2300 kinds of periodicals and 40 databases which includes 17 foreign full-text databases, 13 Chinese full-text databases and 0.42 million kinds of e-periodicals. Foreign databases include IEL, ACM, EBSCO, EI, and Elsevier. Chinese databases include CNKI, VIP information, and Wanfang data. E-book databases include Kingbook, Apabi ebook, and Superstar ebook. Inaddition, the library has collected audio-visual materials and miniature materials.
Harbin Engineering University Library adopted the Integrated Library Automation System to realize automation of library business and official administration and networking of stored literature information retrieval.
Harbin Engineering University Library always perseveres in "People First", "Reader First" and "Service above Everything". The Library people dedicate themselves to business innovation, service innovation and administration innovation. They uninterruptedly improve service, raise the administrative level and promote competition at information time.With the support from the university, the library will construct a digital library whose topics are shipping industry, ocean exploration and nuclear application as an opportunity to speed up the construction of digitization, network and informationization and try to realize the goal of being collecting, inquiry and learning center of characteristic literature about shipping industry, ocean exploration and nuclear application as an opportunity in the future.