1. Opening Hours
(1) Tuesdays to Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Library
will be closed on Mondays and Chinese Lunar New Year's
Eve and New Year's first day.
(2) The public can come freely during opening hours.
Children below six years old should be accompanied by
2. Enquiry Services
(1) On the first floor, the staff of the Library will
provide enquiry services. People can contact the
Library via telephone, fax, mail, and email as well.
(2) There are computers providing call numbers for the
readers to find the books requested.
3. Reading Services
(1) The following databases are accessible for the readers:
I. Chinese Publications
II. Western Publications
IV. Visual-Audio DVDs
V. Foreign Arts Education Publications
VI. New Publications
(2) The readers can access all books on open shelves
except for the Foreign Arts Education Publications.
After reading, the readers should put the books back
to the original place or return them to the staff.
(3) Foreign Arts Education Publications are the Center's
special collections, so the readers who want to borrow
them should give their IDs as temporary guarantees to
(4) When books need to be examined, checked up, and
re-organized or due to some other necessary reasons,
the Library will be temporarily closed.
(5) Visual-Audio DVDs:
I. Only the visual-audio DVDs provided by the Library
can be used.
II. Except for any special permission, the readers
shouldn't use their own visual-audio DVDs in the
III.Visual-audio DVDs cannot be taken outside. Each
reader can only borrow and watch one DVD at one
time in the Library.
(6) Rules for Using Computer
I. The readers should register at the service counter
prior to use.
II.Each reader can only reserve one computer and is
allowed to use it for one hour each time. If the
computer will be available in the following hour,
the reader can start to register for continual use
five minutes before the previous session ends.
III.Registration will be automatically cancelled if the
reader leaves away from the seat for over five
minutes or fails to arrive within five minutes after
the registered session begins.
IV.The library doesn’t provide services for saving
data or copying CDs or DVDs.
V.Users are forbidden to destroy the library’s
internal and external network facilities, spread
computer viruses, alter computer programs,
interrupt other readers’ work, weaken internet
security, violate the law and order, or act
4. Document Retrieval
(1) If the reader wants to access Chinese or Western
publications, he or she can go to the service counter
(2) When applying for books, the readers should check the
catalogue of the Library's collections and fill in the
form so that the service staff can help the document
(3) Five books will be allowed to be retrieved for each
reader at one time.
(4) After reading, the readers should return the books
back to the service staff.
5. Compensation for Damage
If the reader steals, spoils, damages, destroys the
library’s facilities, equipments, and various data and
books, his or her right of using the library will be
suspended or deprived depending on levels of behaviors.
If necessary, the Library will send the reader to the
police station or ask for payment of compensation in
cash according to the various prices of the related
(1) The readers who enter into the Library should be
neatly dressed, keep quiet, and maintain the
cleanliness of the environment. The readers can neither
make noises nor spit, smoke, drink and eat, or disturb
other readers. Any mobile communication equipments and
electronic products need to be turned off or at least
be kept in silent mode.
(2) To read books, periodicals, or newspapers or to watch
DVD, the readers can only take one copy each time and
after using, return it to the allocated or original
(3) It is not allowed to occupy the Library’s seats to do
(4) Except for personal notebook, the readers should
prepare batteries for their own electrical products.
The Library doesn’t supply any extra electricity.
A legal compensation has to be made if the readers
use electricity without permission and thus cause an
immediate danger to other people or the environment.
(5) Pets and dangerous objects are not allowed in the
Library. It is also forbidden to post any advertisements,
circulate leaflets, or selling commercial goods.
(6) Precious belongs or self-owned books have to be
safeguarded by the readers themselves. The Library
has no responsibility for any loss of private valuable
(7) If violating the rules and disobeying the staff’s
persuasion, depending on the situation, the reader
could be asked to leave the Library or be suspended
and forbidden to use the Library temporarily.
If the situation is serious, the Library will ask
the police to act according to the law.
(8) If any emergency occurs, the staff will indicate the
readers to reach safe areas.