: 南京图书馆; traditional Chinese
: 南京圖書館; pinyin
: Nánjīng Túshūguǎn
) is the third largest library in China with over 10 million items. It houses important scientific, cultural and arts literature relating to Jiangsu province
and other national historical records such as ancient Chinese and foreign publications. As located in the ancient capital Nanjing
, the library contains 1.6 million ancient books and 100,000 volumes of books, documents and manuscripts (including Buddhist scriptures
) dating from the Tang Dynasty
to the Ming Dynasty
Nanjing Library was established in 1907 as Jiangnan Library. Over time, the library has undergone several organisational changes. The Library endured through Qing dynasty, Republic of China, and the People's Republic of China. It witnessed greatest changes that took place in modern China and by itself gives clear records to the one-century history of modern China. Resources of books: Most of books were collected in 1949 (The year of establishment of People's Republic of China), including both printed and written document literature. Currently, the number of collection books in Nanjing Library is 2.3 million. One feature of Nanjing Library is ancient documents which is 1.6 million.
China Studies Library
Jiangnan Library was renamed China Studies Library (or Library of Chinese Studies, 國學圖書館) during the Nationalist Government
In 1927, the University District System was adopted in Jiangsu Province
, and according to the system, Jiangnan Library was to be administered by the national university with the additional function of administering educational affairs in Jiangsu, in that year, and then in the May 1928 it was renamed as Library of Chinese Studies, National Central University
, the name of which university was successively changed from National Southeastern University to Nanjing Zhongshan
University in 1927, Jiangsu University and then Central University in 1928 and finally Nanjing University
in 1949. Liu Yizheng
(柳詒徵) was appointed to be the chief librarian
In October 1929, the University District System was abolished, and the library was administered by the Jiangsu
Department of Education and was renamed as Jiangsu Provincial Library of Chinese Studies
National Central Library
On March 19, 1950, National Central Library was renamed as National Nanjing Library
by the Ministry of Culture
, and was put under the joint administration of the Bureau of Cultural Relics
and Ministry of Culture
. He Changqun was appointed as chief librarian. In October 1952, National Nanjing Library
merged with Jiangsu Provincial Library of Chinese Studies
In July 1954 the library renamed Nanjing Library
and was supervised by the Jiangsu Provincial
Department of Culture. Wang Changbing was appointed as chief librarian.
The Nanjing Library is organized in the following structure.
- Office of the Chinese Communist Party Committee of NL
- Chief Librarian’s Office
- Hu Resources Department
- Labor Union
- Office of General Affairs
- Security Office
- Department of Acquisition and Cataloging
- Reader Service Department
- Department of Information Resources Development
- Department of Information Technology Application
- Historical Archive Department
- Research and Training Department
- Editing House of 21st Century Library
Reciprocal library exchange program
Nanjing Library has partnered with the State Library of Victoria
(Australia) for reciprocal exchange since 1985. This includes staff visits and exchange of publications between the libraries.
The Nanjing Library is located at
Main Library 66 Chengxian Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210018, People’s Republic of China
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- ^ "南京图书馆". www.jslib.org.cn. Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
- ^  Partnership with the Nanjing Library
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