Harbin Institute of Technology Library was built in 1920.The beginning of the library, the building area is only seven or eighty square meters, only a few hundred books.At the beginning of 1950, the government of the People's Republic of China took over the HIT, and from then on, the library of HIT was gradually developed and strengthened under the emphasis of the party and the government and the school. In 1954, Harbin Institute of Technology Library moved to 169 West Dagang Street, the building area of 3200 square meters, the collection of books increased to 400,000.In the mid-1960s, the library has gradually formed a collection system with both Chinese and foreign languages, both science and engineering, with machine, electricity and instrument books as the main body, with the characteristics of Harbin Institute of Technology. In the 1990s, the library business began to change from the traditional manual mode to the modern management mode, especially the new library in 1995, which opened a new chapter in the development history of the library.
In 2000, Harbin Institute of Technology and Harbin University of Architecture after the merger, HIT Library has two independent buildings and building branches, with a total area of 39,000 square meters, of which the library (one district) 23,000 square meters, (Two districts) 16,000 square meters, building branch 534 square meters. In 2016, the library (two districts) began a comprehensive upgrade. 2017 after the completion of the transformation of the building area of 20,000 square meters. In 2009, the library (one district) premises for the facade and the surrounding environment transformation, the overall architectural style of a new look. Both campus sites have added a large number of network information nodes, public areas covered by the wireless network. In 2010 by the Beijing Youth Alumni Association donation, literature search machine increased to 106 units. Now has all kinds of borrowing room, electronic reading room, multimedia classrooms, conference rooms and large multi-functional lecture hall. 2700 seats for reading.
The library has a rich collection. As of the end of 2016, the library had 326 million copies of traditional collections and 279Among them, 14 abstract databases, 45 full-text databases, 26 Chinese-language databases, 6 Chinese e-books, 14 e-books, 6 multimedia resources, 2 systems, 19 free electronic resources, including well-known Of the large-scale comprehensive database, all kinds of authoritative professional academic publications full-text database. million e-books, with a total of 132 for the database.Library self-built since 2003, the full text of the school's degree thesis library, and began to build a national defense engineering literature library. Collection of literature information has been formed with the school faculties to adapt to the multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual, multi-carrier, comprehensive resource system. Library (one district) Collection to engineering, science and engineering, management disciplines, library (two) collection of civil engineering, municipal and environmental engineering, traffic engineering and basic disciplines, building branch collection to architecture And urban planning disciplines, while the library are both humanities and social sciences and other disciplines collection.
In the original possession, borrow, read the integration of modern literature and information resources management methods, as well as the provision of literature, information consultation, science and technology search, the original transmission, retrieval and certification services based on the project,In 2009 formally run the B / S model based on the library integrated management software system.Not only improve the borrowing, editing and other business management level, but also to achieve the library through the library through the service. In the same year, improved the way the book arrangement, from the original by the author of the number of shelves to the number of times the number of shelves, conform to the modern reader retrieval habits. In 2010, the library increased the reader's SMS service and began to try some of the disciplines of the library RFID intelligent collection management system, also launched a cross-library retrieval system construction projects. The library undertook the functions of CALIS Digital Library Base, CALIS Heilongjiang Provincial Document Information Center.Will be through the relevant construction projects for the province's university library staff training, document delivery, resource integration and a series of services. And thus, in the province and the country to play a role. The library has institutions: administrative office, business office, technical department, editorial department, information consultation department, reader service department, national defense engineering literature center, reading and promotion department, building branch.
Harbin Institute of Technology Library is adhering to the spirit of "strict specifications, kung fu home", and is moving towards the goal of building a "world-class university library of modern, research and open civilization".