Macau University of Science and Technology Library was founded in the year 2000 at the same time with the University. After more than ten years of development, the total amount of current collection is more than 1.5 million pieces, which include 200 thousand books, 60,000 journals (including full-text electronic journals), 1.8 thousand newspapers, 1.3 million e-books, 9 million digital dissertations, 110 electronic databases, more than 4 thousand multimedia resources. MUST Library is committed to the development of collections and building resource sharing relationships with various libraries in great China. The National Library of China, Peking University Library, China Academic Humanities and Social Sciences Library (CASHL), China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), China Academic Digital Associative Library(CADAL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong Libraries, National Taiwan University Library and many other libraries.
University librarian, Professor Dai Longji, a former curator of Peking University Library.
The library is a five-storey building, officially put into use in January 2010, with a total construction area of over 20,000 square meters. Library service area is located in the first to the fourth floor of the building, designed to accommodate 350,000 books, about 806 reading seats. In order to strengthen the construction of electronic resources and services throughout the building covers a wireless network, and set up more than 168 Internet computer seats, allowing readers to any location in the library and free access to the Internet at any time, timely access to information.
The library has information commons, discussion rooms, for patron to interact. A multimedia classroom is also available in the library for information literacy teaching purposes. It contains 56 computer seats.
Service philosophy and objectives
Library service philosophy is to be "High-Tech, High probation, being humanity and culture", the core value is "people-oriented". Macau University of Science and Technology Library adopted one of the world's most advanced integrated library system (ILS) from year 2010, it called Millennium system. RFID technology being successfully implement in the same year. Purposes for adopting new technologies are to let patrons feeling more convenient and comfortable to enjoy library services.
Macau University of Science and Technology Library rooted in the university, through the continuous development of collections, enrich the resources for high quality teaching and research literature resources for teachers and students; through innovative services, to nurture students to become the all-round development, lifelong learning professionals and generalists; through continuous improvement service environment, imperceptible influence the reader's temperament and taste, a good style of study; committed to inter-library cooperation, to promote the "Building of know, the idea of sharing". To this end, the Macao University of Science and Technology Library in 2013 to further open up the library resources, invite the people of Macao and institutions become MUST campus readers, Macao people and organizations or institutions, including schools, hospitals, businesses, including conveying knowledge provision for people with lifelong learning resources and places for government, education, enterprises and institutions to provide training and research data, to improve the competitiveness of the whole people; final with the University to achieve its mission, to create distinctive, influential international objectives of the University.
All staff of MUST Library are keen to offer the sincere service to the patrons.