The Library of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics has so long a history that could be traced back to the library of Shanghai Commercial College, which was founded in 1921 and attributed to Southeast University. Since the resumption of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1978 and under the guidance of the basic line of the Chinese Communist Party, our library has achieved a great progress with the rapid development of the university’s educational course. In 1978, a new library with a total area of 3,000 square meters was founded in the campus of North Zhongshan No1.Road and it has become a branch library at present. And in 1988, another new library was built with a total area of over 8,000 square meters in the campus of Guo ding Road. And in 2006, a new library in Wu Chuan campus was completed and open to readers, the modern library has a space over 30,000 square meters and more than 2,000 reading seats, and it is our chief library now.
The total collections of our library is composed of its stock of all kinds of resource reaching over 1,995,000, include 1,247,000 books, 2,000 kinds of newly-published newspapers and periodicals both in Chinese and foreign languages and 18TB of digital materials. Our library is formed by Acquisition Department, Cataloguing Department, Circulating Department, Reading Department, Information Consulting Department, Automation Department, Information Center, a branch library and an office.
There are 16 reading rooms performing different functions with a seating capacity of over 2,000 seats. Our library opens 90 hours a week.
As one of the main constructing items of our university's "211 project", our library has been equipped with computerized management system. So it can be used to administer nearly all the routine programs automatically. Through connecting to the campus LAN, the library’s LAN is able to link up with the China Educational and Research Network (CERNET) and the INTERNET. On the LAN, we have constructed a bibliographic database both in Chinese and foreign languages reflecting characteristics of the library's collection and a information retrieval system.
Our library is appointed as one of the deposit libraries of the World Bank's publications. So far it has established four distinctive materials centers including the Research Center of the World Bank's Publications, the Accounting Material Center, the Material Center of Theoretical Economics and Zurich Insurance & Actuarial Reference and Research Center.
Organizational Chart of SUFE Library