Zhejiang University Libraries System

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Zhejiang University Libraries
Teaching building, Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University.jpg
The building of the Library of General Knowledge (基础分馆) in Zijin'gang Campus
Established 1897
Location Hangzhou, Zhejiang,  China
Branches 8
Size 6.9 million books
(December 2008)
Access and use
Circulation publicly circulate
Population served members of the public
Other information
Budget n/a
Director Mr. LU Dongming (鲁东明)
Staff 219
Website Homepage
Law Library homepage
Million Project

Zhejiang University Libraries System or simply Zhejiang University Library or Zheda Library, is the libraries system of Zhejiang University, and one of the largest university libraries in China.


Zhejiang University libraries in total had a paper-based collection of about 6.18 million volumes on 10 June 2005, and was ranked as the largest university collection in Mainland China.[1] Till December 2008, the collection was largely increased and had a total collection of about 6.9 million volumes, makes it one of two largest university libraries in Mainland China, along with Peking University Library in Beijing.


The system has several libraries located in different campuses of Zhejiang University. The system mainly has eight branch libraries:


The China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL) or China-US Million Book Digital Library Project (simply Million Project) was co-constructed by Chinese and American institutes and researchers. At present it's co-managed by Zhejiang University Libraries and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Graduate School. The project was initiated by American and Chinese computer scientists, including Prof. Raj Reddy (CMU), Pan Yunhe (ZJU), etc.[4]

The first meeting of this project was held in Carnegie Mellon University in August 2001. The project was officially launched in December 2002. In November 2005, the internet gateway was set at Zhejiang University Libraries. At present more countries and universities participate in this project and it has about 1.5 million digital volumes.[5]

In December 2005, the partnership between Zhejiang University Libraries and the University of Pittsburgh Library System was established.[6]


The China Education and Research Digital Library (CERDLib) is currently co-managed by Zhejiang University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences Graduate School.[7]

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  1. ^ 211工程高校图书馆藏书量 (Library Collection Volumes of Project 211 Universities), 10 June 2005 reviewed
  2. ^ 倪铁城 简介 Archived May 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. (Brief introduction to Mr. Ni Tie-Cheng)
  3. ^ 浙江大学光华法学院图书馆
  4. ^ 百万册书数字图书馆项目在中国的背景情况
  5. ^ Xinhua News: 中美等四国共建全球数字图书馆 馆藏突破150万册
  6. ^ University of Pittzburgh Library System: East Asian Gateway Service for Chinese and Korean Academic Journal Publications Archived August 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Zhejiang University News: 中美百万册数字图书馆建设项目正式启动 Archived August 18, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.

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