Library introduction

MISSION
Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU) Library,with devotion and courtesy, strives to provide timely and appropriate literature information services for all patronsŁ¬ and professional support for  GDOU in the fields of  talent cultivation, scientific research, community service, cultural inheritance and innovation.

RESOURCES
Up to December 2016, GDOU Library holds 1,945,000 print items, 1,095,000 e-books, 33 databases in Chinese and foreign languages, 4 self-built databases of special literature in print, over 3000 kinds of newspaper and journals in Chinese and foreign languages.
The Chinese databases mainly include CNKI,Wanfang DataŁ¬VIP-China Science and Technology Journal Database, China Statistical Yearbooks Database,DUXIU and Superstar Discovery.  And the major foreign databases are Elsevier Science Direct,Springer Link,WILEY Online Library, Web of Science(SCI), Ei Village,Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,Proquest Dialog, Science Direct-Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences,Hiway-Foreign Language Special Topic DatabaseŁ¨Ocean SciencesŁ©, NSTL E-journalsŁ¬etc.

SERVICES
For patrons, GDOU Library presents various kinds of basic services, such as collection circulation, electronic reading, basic reference service, patron instruction, new book alerts, book recommendation. Meanwhile the  advanced information services,in addition to author guidelines, online exhibition and sophisticated referenceŁ¬focus on sci-tech novelty retrieval , database retrieving service, selective dissemination of information service, and subject services & library guides.In 1995 GDOU Library was accredited the qualification of Ministry of Agriculture’s Sci-Tech Novelty Retrieval Station, and now is collaborating with South China Agricultural University Library and Library at Guangdong University of Technology, which both are Ministry of Education’s sci-tech novelty retrieval stations , to carry on such service.

LIBRARIES & FACILITES:
The total construction area of GDOU library system is about 26,511 square meters and Huguang Campus( the main campus) Library occupies 20,087 square metresŁ¬which offers more than 3,000 seats for patrons. Huguang Campus Library contains 18 functional zones for collection circulation and reading, electronic reading, special collection reading and leisure reading. Each zone is with large bay structure and about 640 square meters.
GDOU Library is connected with China Education and Research Network and Chinanet through high-speed fiber, having over 10 servers and more than 400 personal computers. Interlib Libraries Cluster Management System is used to realize the effective management of acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, journal management and information retrieval. There are other management systems, like E-reading room management system, thesis management system and freshman entrance exam system. All of them work together to help GDOU library system function smoothly and well.

PERSONNEL & STRUCTURE
There are altogether 77 people who are on the payroll and working in GDOU Library. They are distributed among 8 departments, which are University Librarian’s Office,Acquisition and Cataloguing Department, Collection and Reading Department, Circulation and Reference Department, Technology Department, Subject Service Department , Comprehensive Affairs Department and Haibin Campus Library.

HONORS :
ˇď National Collaborative Reference Services Advanced Unit
ˇď National Woman Civilization Station
ˇď Music drama,ˇ¶WelcomeŁ¬ my dear readersˇ·, was awarded the First Prize in “Book-cart Art Performance Contest”on Pan Pearl River Delta Library Association Annual Conference.
ˇď “GDOU Bookreading Contest”won the Second Prize of Outstanding Achievements in Guangdong University Campus Culture Construction