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週二, 18 七月 2023 19:17

Reference Services


The library has a Reference Desk to assist and guide patrons in using various library resources and services and answer questions, by phone, in person, and email. A FAQ section is also available on the website for patrons.


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Online inquiries


▼Making inquiries online:

Faculty and students are welcome to offer their constructive advice or ask questions. Our FAQ section may have the answers you need!

Patrons who cannot find the answers they are looking for are free to visit our feedback system and login with their username and password to leave suggestions or concerns.


▼ One-on-one online inquiries via LINE Library Living Circle:

Inquiries can be made on Mondays to Fridays between 09:00 and 17:00.

This service is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.

Scan the following QR Code to join the LINE Library Living Circle (Line ID: @rkk7227q )





Phone service


▼ Make inquiries in person at the library:

You are welcome to visit the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of the library opening hours.

▼ Inquiries by phone:

Call the library’s service desks:

Reference Desk on 1st floor: 04-22840290 ext. 142 or 145

Circulation Desk on 1st floor: 04-22840290 ext. 161

Learning Commons Room on B1: 04-22840290 ext. 164

Multimedia Center on 3rd floor: 04-22840290 ext. 315



Email Service


▼Email service:

Please feel free to email us any questions you might have; a dedicated person will assist you shortly.

Library email address:


週一, 27 七月 2015 13:47

Applying for a Library Card


icon02 NCHU faculty and students can use their NCHU ID cards as library cards.


icon02 Students at partner universities (e.g., National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University) or universities in the University Libraries Consortium of Central Taiwan (e.g., Tunghai University, Feng Chia University) can apply for library cards at their school libraries.

icon02  For all other persons, application forms can be obtained at the library front desk or downloaded online. Once you have a completed application form and the required documents, you can apply for a library card at the library front desk.


icon02 NCHU library card requirements and fees

Card typeEligible personsProcessing SpeedSupplementary documentsGuarantor (requires signature on application form)Fees*
Part-time staff library card Part-time teachers,contract staff and research assistants 2-3 business days Copy of NCHU letter of appointment, one one-inch photos Supervisor or full-time teachers in the same department -
Non-degree student library card Students enrolled in continuing education studies or credit programs Immediately two one-inch photos, payment receipts Department head or teaching staff

Deposit: NT$2000

Processing fee: NT$200

Interlibrary borrowing card** NCHU students and staff 2-3 business days NCHU ID, one one-inch photo - -
New student library card (temporary) Incoming students who have been accepted to NCHU but have not registered Immediately Copy of acceptance letter or other proofs of acceptance, two one-inch photos

Department chair or professors

(None needed if a NT$2000 deposit is paid)

Deposit: NT$2000 (if no guarantor)
On-leave student library card Students who have interrupted their studies Immediately Proof of interruption of studies, one one-inch photo, payment receipts -

Deposit: NT$3000

Fee per semester: NT$500 (not refundable)

Retired staff library card Retired staff at NCHU 2-3 business days Retirement certificate (will be returned upon inspection), one one-inch photos - -
Alumni library card NCHU alumni Immediately Alumni card, one one-inch photo, payment receipts -

Deposit: NT$2000

Processing fee: NT$200

Visitor library card Persons who are at least 18 years old 2-3 business days National identification card (will be returned upon inspection), one one-inch photo, payment receipts -

Deposit: NT$3000

Annual fee: NT$2000 (not refundable)

Family reading card Spouses, children, parents or grandparents of NCHU employees 2-3 business days Documents that show proof of relationship between the applicant and the NCHU employee, one one-inch photo The NCHU employee Processing fee: NT$200


* Please visit the Cashiers’ Office (located in the Administrative Building) to pay the associated fees. Be careful not to lose the receipts, as you will need them to get your deposit back. Once you return your library card,  the deposit will be returned without interest. 

**Interlibrary borrowing cards grant borrowing privileges at universities affiliated with the University Libraries Consortium of Central Taiwan. To apply for an interlibrary borrowing card, please visit the University Libraries Consortium of Central Taiwan website


Library Card Application forms:

pdf眷屬閱覽證申請表 (for relatives of NCHU employees)

pdf兼任人員及新生(臨時)借書證申請表 (for part-time staff and new students)

pdf非攻讀學位學員借書證申請表 (for non-degree students)

pdf中興大學圖書館借書證申請表 (for on-leave students vistors Retired staff and alumni)

pdf中興大學圖書館離校手續說明 (Leaving NCHU after graduation)


週一, 17 七月 2023 11:15

Courses and Resources


Do you want to know more about library resources and services or improve your ability to collect data and literature? You can try the following approaches:

Online self-learning

Mini courses

Sign up for library learning courses

Submit an application for librarian-taught courses (for faculty only)




Self Learning


Learning by yourself is easy. Follow my lead!

▼Use the Lib Guides for online learning.

This platform is a guide on the rich collection of library resources, which are classified by department for quick access to allow faculty and students to save time on gathering quality research materials.

★ Library guides tailored to the needs of each college/department
★ A good helper for generating reports and finding information
★ How to find resources

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▼Use the Digital Learning Resource Platform to watch educational videos online.

The learning platform contains an extensive range of course media files that can be watched repeatedly to improve your learning. These files include a guide to the library, instructions on how to use library resources, databases, lectures, and computer software teachings.



▼Go to the Database page in the NCHU Library e-Resources System. Each database includes a brief description and an operating manual to help you quickly get started.



▼Read Discovering Your Library: Library User Guide (for Students and Faculty) online to fully understand the services and resources that the library has to offer.





Mini Course


Are you interested in signing up for library courses, but having a tight schedule? Here's a mini course for you!

The library understands your worries. We have designed short 30-minute mini courses to allow you to study with greater flexibility. You can learn how to use library resources to conduct research in seconds and easily find English tests as well as research materials for your theses and dissertations! Courses start with only 2 or more people!

l   Sign up for the course: Minimum of 2 to 3 people are required. Application must be submitted 7 days in advance. Sign up here

l   Class availability: Every Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Monday 15:00-15:30

Tuesday 10:30-11:00

Wednesday 10:30-11:00,15:00-15:30

Friday 15:00-15:30

l   Course duration: 20–30 minutes

l   Course content:


1. Roaming Around the World

Easily master your language learning and English tests

2. Literature Research for Your Thesis/Dissertation

Master the key to literature research on: (1) Master/PhD dissertations, (2) Journal publications, and (3) Newspaper resources.

3. Literature Search for Your Thesis/Dissertation

Quickly learn how to use Turnitin, a plagiarism checker system.

4. Subject Guide

Recommend library collections based on your subject area and research field to help facilitate your research.

5. Reading Helper

(1) How to quickly locate a book, and (2) How to search for your borrowing history.

6. Enjoy Reading

Use the introductions to library space and services to find a suitable reading nook in no time.

7. Course for Teaching Assistants

How to make use of the library to help you improve your teaching skills (I): Teaching Support (venue equipment and faculty-designated reference materials)

8. Course for Teaching Assistants

How to make use of the library to help you improve your teaching skills (II): Self-improvement skills (literature research skills)






Attend a Course

Let’s take a practical course!

Do you want to study with your classmates? Do you have questions that you want to ask face to face?

The library has planned an extensive range of courses on library instruction services to enhance students’ ability to retrieve data and write their theses. These courses include topics such as English writing, bibliography management, database learning, plagiarism checking, and thesis upload, etc.

Sign up now for this semester’s research thesis workshops





Apply to teach a course

Customize your own course!

Library courses are too popular. I can never sign up for them. My class schedules are so packed that I have no time to attend library classes.

No problem! We’ve got you covered. Lecturers can now submit a course application and invite librarians to teach directly in their classroom!


Course application: Courses are given on a class-by-class basis. Submit your application 2 weeks ahead of the planned course date.

Course duration:60 minutes

Course content:

The following are the suggested course contents. They can be adjusted according to different subjects and course requirements. You are welcome to call or email a librarian to discuss course content.

★ Introduction to library services

★ Strategies and methods for research search, cataloging, and WebPAC operations

★ Introduction to key electronic resources (electronic database, electronic publications, electronic books) and use of on-campus and off-campus electronic resources

★ Searching and using core databases

★ Introduction to interlibrary services

Subject librarians:

College of Liberal Arts: Ms. Sz-Hua Pan, Ext. 290#147, email:

College of Engineering and College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Ms. Jia-Jing Jiang, Ext. 290#146, email:

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and College of Veterinary Medicine: Ms. Jung-Jung Chen, Ext. 290#141, email:

College of Science and College of Life Sciences: Ms. Yi-Chun Liu, Ext. 290#148, email:

College of Law and Politics and College of Management: Ms. Wan-Jen Chang, Ext. 290#143, email:


週五, 14 七月 2023 11:38




For researchers, the effective and accurate integration of individual research outputs into relevant research activities is an extremely important topic.

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) aims to resolve author identity issues and effectively integrate their research activities with those of other researchers.

In recent years, Taiwanese authorities in charge of the performance management or implementation of subsidy programs have begun applying ORCID in various projects, including the Featured Areas Research Center Program within the framework of the Higher Education Sprout Project by the Ministry of Education, and the Young Scholar Fellowship (YSF) Program launched by the Ministry of Science and Technology.



What is ORCID

ORCID = Open Researcher and Contributor ID 

ORCID provides free registration for global researchers to obtain a unique set of persistent ORCID.

ORCID is a personal academic identifier for researchers. It is expressed as an https URI with a 16-digit number: ORCID-iD icon-16x16

Over 6.53 million researchers have registered for an ORCID since the establishment of ORCID in 2012 (ORCID, 2019).

What is ORCID? from ORCID on Vimeo.

Know more about :What is ORCID



Benefits of ORCID

  • Eliminate name ambiguity   orcid_benefit1

    A unique ORCID distinguishes you from every other researcher with the same or a similar name to you.

  • Improve discoverability of your research outputs

    ORCID links all your research profiles together to increase the visibility and discoverability of your works on platforms such as Google Scholar, Web of Science (ResearcherID) and Scopus (Author ID), ensuring that your research results are completely and correctly cited.

  • Save time

    Increasingly more publishing and journal submission systems, such as Elsevier, IEEE, Nature, PLOS, Springer, and Wiley, are supporting the ORCID mechanism that asks researchers to provide an ORCID and automatically imports relevant information and saves the time researchers spend entering the same information on different publishing systems. (ORCID Member Organizations)

    75 publishers and over 7,000 journals have included ORCID as a prerequisite for submission.

  • Stay with you throughout your career

    An ORCID is a unique identifier that persists throughout a researcher’s academic career. It is registered and maintained solely by researchers and stays with them throughout their career, no matter the changes in their line of work.



How to Register ORCID

Get your own academic identifier in just 3 simple steps!

 「ORCID Handbookpdf:See “How to Register for an ORCID,” “Create List of Works” and “ORCID Application.” 



It’s free and easy
Go to official website



Your ORCID and
your research outputs



Your ORCID for
your works and research outputs


Customer Service

If you have any questions about ORCID, contact:

 (04)22840290#146  Ms. Chiang ORCID iD icon


週一, 27 七月 2015 16:23

Donations Policy


The NCHU Library welcomes donations of books, journals, and other materials.

  • Please contact 王小姐 (Ms. Wang). Tel: (04) 22840290 ext 121
  • We typically process donations during business hours on weekdays. During weekends, please visit the check in/out counter on the first floor if you have any questions regarding donating.
  • The NCHU Library will not accept the following:
    1. Materials that violate copyright laws
    2. Duplicates (unless they are copies of items in high demand)
    3. Materials in poor condition
    4. Newspapers and single issues of journals/periodicals (except for those that the library is missing)
    5. Pamphlets and brochures retain, transfer or dispose of them.
    6. Materials that are not in accordance with our collection development policies
  • If it is uncertain as whether a donation should be accepted, the Division of Acquisitions & Cataloging will consult relevant persons.
  • The NCHU Library retains all rights to donated materials, including the rights to retain or dispose of them.
  • Donors may receive special privileges and certificates of gratitude. Please refer to our Guidelines for Donating Library Materials for more information. 


Guidelines for Donating Library Materials

Donation Agreement Form

週一, 13 七月 2015 16:50

Interlibrary Loan


The interlibrary loan (ILL) system is a service whereby a patron can borrow books or receive photocopies of periodicals, books, theses, and other documents from other participating libraries through prearranged agreements. Please respect intellectual property laws when utilizing the service.


Quick Links

Nationwide Document Delivery Service (NDDS)

Rapid ILL Document Delivery Service




  1. Photocopies of Chinese, Western, Japanese or Korean journal articles, proceedings, book chapters, research papers, and theses
  2. Interlibrary book loans (you can use the National Bibliographic Information Network to search for books)

How do I request items?

  1. Search for the item of interest using the National Bibliographic Information Network or the Union List of Serials.
  2. Visit the NDDS website to submit requests. First-time users must create an account, and it takes about one to two days to activate new accounts. You will receive an email notification when your account is activated.
  3. After receiving an email notification regarding the arrival of the requested items, please pick them up at the 1st-floor reference desk. 

Delivery Time

The process will take one to five business days, depending on where the material is located and how quickly that library or supplier responds to the request.


The cost depends on the library from which the item is requested. For journal articles, the cost is typically NT$2-3 per page. 



RAPIDILL@NCHU is a service for requesting Western journal articles that are not available at the NCHU libraries. This service is available to NCHU staff and students only.

How do I request articles?

  1. Please ensure that the article is not available at one of the NCHU libraries by first checking the NCHU Library Catalogue.
  2. Log onto RapidILL, and fill in the journal title in full (no abbreviations), publication year, volume number, page numbers, ISSN, etc.
  3. After receiving an email notification regarding the arrival of the requested items, please pick them up at the 1st-floor reference desk. 


Rapid ILL can only be used for requesting journal articles

  1. You can search for the ISSNs of journals using the Library of Congress Online Catalog or the Union List of Serials.
  2. The required fields in the application are ISSN, Year, and Volume. If a journal does not have an ISSN, then you will not be able to obtain its articles using RapidILL. If this is the case, we recommend using the NDDS.
  3. If you would like to use the NDDS in the case that an article cannot be obtained using RapidILL, please make a note in your application. 

Delivery Time

Journal articles will be received within seven business days (minimum 24 hours). The actual time may vary according to where the material is located and how quickly that library or supplier responds to the request. If a requested article has not arrived after three business days, you may contact the library to inquire about the status of the request.


The cost is NT$ 3 per page for articles supplied by the RapidILL Service. The Rapid ILL service is free for journals that have been unsubscribed by the university’s Western Journal Committee.

Need more information?

If you would like more details about interlibrary loaning, please contact:

Reference Desk, 1F, Main Library

Tel: 04-22840290 ext.141


週一, 13 七月 2015 16:51

Multimedia Center


About Multimedia Center

To support faculty members’ and students’ teaching, research, learning, coursework, and recreational needs, the NCHU Library Multimedia Center has a wide collection of audiovisual media, tabletop games, and scientific exploration materials produced in Taiwan and abroad featuring educational and informative contents. The center also offers well-equipped spaces for faculties and students to use. The "Media Maker Space" is a public multimedia platform that supports mobile phones, desktops, and tablet computers. It provides open workspaces and discussion communities to allow readers to exchange ideas on audiovisual creations.

The Multimedia Center is located on the 3rd floor of the NCHU Library

The Multimedia Center houses a large collection of audio and visual materials including video tapes, audio tapes, CDs, VCDs, and DVDs, as well as a variety of equipment, such as board game, maker area, discussion area.

We offers 30 viewing booths with single or double seating. Each booth is equipped with a personal computer or DVD/videocassette player. Groups of three or more students/staff can apply for multimedia rooms. The majority of audiovisual media are available for checking out, except for new arrivals. Faculty can borrow up to five items for seven days. Staff and students can borrow up to two items for five days.There will be fines for late returns, and no reservation system in place for any borrowed items. Some materials are only for on-site usage and not opened to public.
From 2014, some space was reallocated as Maker Space, offering open space for creating and discussing. NCHU faculty, staff, students, and exchange students can edit video, recording, and play boardgames in the Maker Space.


Service Hours

Regular Semester
Mon. ~ Fri.

Sat. ~ Sun.

National Holidays


10:00~17:00 Closed
Summer/Winter Break
Mon. ~ Sat. Sun. & National Holidays
10:00~17:00 Closed


Rules of the Multimedia Center


1. Movies licensed for public performance are available for use in the Multimedia Center or for loan.
2. Movies licensed for home use are only available for loan.
3. New or popular movies (with a red dot label) are only available for use in the Multimedia Center.
4. Faculty-designated movies are educational films and are only available for use in the Multimedia Center.


1. Read the machine instructions before using a multimedia material. Use the
equipment carefully, as you will be liable for any losses or damages.
Severe equipment damage due to improper handling must be reported to the relevant unit for further discussion.

2. Do not bring your own multimedia materials and equipment into the Multimedia Center without permission. Materials not licensed for public performance
are strictly prohibited.

3. Do not move any of the audiovisual machines and equipment. Audiovisual resources in the library shall be used in accordance with the rules relevant to intellectual property rights. These resources shall not be duplicated, edited, reproduced, and subject to any other matters that violate copyright laws, and shall not be used in public viewing for profit. Users of such resources shall be legally liable for any violation of laws and regulations.


Rules for Borrowing Audiovisual Materials:

Amendments to Rules for Borrowing Library Materials from the National Chung Hsing University Library (excerpt) were approved at the 355th Administrative Meeting on September 13, 2010.

Article 2
The following regulations shall apply for the checking out of materials in person by holders of supporting ID during library open hours:
1. Faculty, staff, and registered students shall present their University Staff ID / Student ID to borrow materials from the library during library open hours.
2. Part-time faculty, part-time staff, research assistants, and other non-full-time staff shall first receive an acceptance guarantee from the head of their respective department or a full-time faculty member before applying for a library card from the library.
3. Others: (1) Retired faculty and staff of NCHU must present their retirement certificates to apply to borrow materials from the library. (Note: borrowing with a library card)

Article 5
Multimedia Center materials shall be checked out in accordance with the following regulations:
1. For full-time faculty, up to 5 items may be checked out and loaned for 7 days.
2. For staff, maintenance workers, registered students, non-full-time staff, and retired staff, up to 2 items may be checked out and loaned for 5 days.
3. Loaned materials shall be returned directly over the service counter during opening hours and shall not be returned by deposit in the drop box.
4. Newly arrived materials may not be borrowed, or, may have their loan periods shortened.
5. Multimedia Center materials are not available for reservation and renewal.

Article 6
Compensation for lost or damaged library collection materials
1. Borrowers must be liable for lost, stolen and damaged library collection materials.
2. Compensation for library collection materials shall be based on the principle of purchasing the original edition of the material.
3. Where the original edition is no longer available for purchase, the following rules shall apply:
a. Compensation for non-book and audiovisual materials shall be three times the price of the material (or set of materials); and NT$6,000 for materials in foreign language and NT$2,000 for materials in Chinese language if the price is unknown.

Article 9
Overdue books and materials are subject to an overdue fine of NT$5 per item per day.

Terms and Conditions for Borrowing Materials from the Multimedia Center:
1. DVD/VCD/CD among other optical disc materials, video tapes, and audio tapes are available for loan.
2. Newly released films or popular movies with red dot label are only available for use in the Multimedia Center, not for loan.
3. Audio-visual materials should be used in adherence to copyright related laws and regulations. To watch in the Multimedia Center or in public areas such as a classroom, select audiovisual materials that are licensed for “public performance” and pay attention to the scope of the license. Audiovisual materials that are not licensed for “public performance” are only available for home use. Do not replicate or watch these materials in public to avoid violating laws and regulations.
4. Audiovisual materials are expensive and delicate. Please use them with care and avoid scratching the materials. Check that the materials you intend to borrow are intact and correct, otherwise you will be liable for any damages.
5. Other matters not specified in these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the relevant rules of the NCHU library.


Terms of Use of the Audiovisual Space


Target borrowers and Terms of Use:
(1) The space is open to faculty, staff, and students of NCHU.
(2) Borrowers who are partners of faculty and staff members, library volunteers, NCHU alumni, retired staff, or from affiliated schools, may exchange their library card for use of the audiovisual space.
(3) Borrowers must bring their valid ID card in person and insert the card to activate the space, and then retrieve the card when the reservation time has passed.
(4) A reserved space will automatically be given to the next available borrower after the 15-minute grace period has elapsed.
(5) A space can be borrowed for at least a 30-minute session and at most 4 hours. If the space is not reserved thereafter, it may be renewed one more time before the session expires.
(6) The library’s media viewing space is available only for watching audiovisual materials that are licensed for “public performance.” Failure to comply shall result in the revocation of their right to use during that session.
(7) The media viewing seats must be kept clean. Facilities and relevant equipment must be used with care to avoid damage. Replicating or transcribing any audiovisual materials are prohibited.
(8) Borrowers who break the rules shall be subject to the NCHU Library Rules for Handling Rule Breakers and shall be liable for any damages caused.


Multimedia Center FAQs



Q1: What time does the Multimedia Center open and close? Will the opening times be extended during midterm and final exam periods?
The Multimedia Center opens at 10 a.m., and closes at 9 p.m. on weekdays and at 5 p.m. on
weekends. Opening and closing times are the same during midterm and final exam periods. During summer and winter holidays, the Center opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.; and is closed on Sundays and on national holidays.

Q2: How are the audiovisual material sections arranged?
Except for sections labeled “For Use in the Multimedia Center Only”, “Themed Film Festival”, “Selection of Library Collections”, and “Top Videos for the Year,” all audiovisual material sections adopt an open-shelf system in which materials are arranged by call number. Materials in Chinese language are arranged according to the New Classification Scheme for Chinese Libraries, and materials in foreign language are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification system.

Q3: What is the capacity of the viewing booths, small-group media rooms, and digital media studios in the Multimedia Center?
The viewing booths and work studios in the Multimedia Center are open to at least one borrower; small-group media rooms are only available for a minimum of three or more users.

Q4: What happens if I am unable to use the viewing booths, small-group media rooms, or work studios at the time of my reservation?
Each reservation has a grace period of 15 minutes. Failure to show up in time will earn you a penalty point. Your right to use the space will be suspended if you accrue three penalty points in a month. All previously accrued penalty points will be eliminated if no more offences have been recorded after one month.

Q5: Can I book a media space online at home?
Yes, you can make a reservation by using the Self-Study Space Reservation System (

Q6: How do I reserve a booth in the Multimedia Center for use?
The multimedia viewing booths, work studios, and small-group media rooms can be reserved online by using the Self-Study Space Reservation System or in person by presenting your Student Card at the Multimedia Center.

Q7: How do I borrow the large-group media rooms?
Large-group media rooms can be borrowed by registering with the Purchase and Maintenance Section of the Office of the University Librarian.


Q8: What should I do if I do not know how to use the equipment in the multimedia work studios?
Using the equipment in the multimedia work studios requires a basic understanding. Students intending to use the equipment should first watch a course video on the multimedia website (


Audiovisual materials:

Q1: How many audiovisual materials can I borrow from the Multimedia Center at a time? How long can I borrow it for? Can the items be renewed?
For full-time faculty, up to 5 items may be checked out and loaned for 7 days. For students, teaching assistants, staff, research assistants, and maintenance workers, up to 2 items may be checked out and loaned for 5 days. The Multimedia Center is still testing out a loan renewal service that allows all items to be renewed online for a set period of time.

Q2: Can audiovisual materials be reserved?
Audiovisual materials are normally not open for reservation, but should the need arise for
class or activity purposes, faculty and students may submit a request at the multimedia counter.

Q3: What should I do if I am unable to find the video I want to watch?
The staff at the counter will help you to find it if you ask for assistance. If the video is still not found in the Center, you will be asked to fill in a search request form and notified when the video is found.

Q4: Can I bring my own audiovisual materials to watch in the Multimedia Center?
No, only the collection of audiovisual materials that are licensed for public performance may be watched in the Multimedia Center.

Q5: Are the library collections in the Multimedia Center available for loan?
Except for videos placed in the section “For Use in the Multimedia Center Only,” all other videos are loanable.

Q6: Can an alumnus borrow videos from the Multimedia Center?
NCHU alumni library cards only permit access to watching the videos in the library.

Q7: How do I find the audiovisual materials that I need?
You can use the Collection Query System on the library homepage or keyword search under the Audiovisual Resource section on the Multimedia Center website to search for the shelf location in the library and call number. You can ask the Circulation staff for help if you encounter any problems during your search.

Q8: Can I borrow audiovisual materials if I forgot to bring my Student ID Card?
You can go to the Book Return counter on the 1st floor and present your student number and ID card to collect a temporary library card. If you intend to borrow an item, you should inform the staff at the Multimedia Center counter who will then verify your personal details. Once your personal details have been verified, you may borrow audiovisual materials as usual.

Q9: Can I return materials borrowed from the Multimedia Center at the Book Return counter on the 1st floor?
Yes, you can.

Q10: Can I return items borrowed from the Multimedia Center by dropping them in the drop box?
No, you must return them at the Book Return counter on the 1st floor or at the Multimedia Center counter on the 3rd floor because returned items must be inspected for any damages.



Q1: Are there penalties (suspension of right to borrow) or fines for overdue materials?
Overdue materials are subject to an overdue fine of NT$5 per item per day. Overdue fines must be paid in full before more books or audiovisual materials can be borrowed from the library.

Q2: What happens if a borrowed item is lost or damaged?
Borrowers are liable for lost, stolen and damaged library collection materials. Compensation for library collection materials shall be based on the principle of purchasing the original edition of the material. Where the original edition is no longer available for purchase, the following rules shall apply: Compensation for non-book and audiovisual materials shall be three times the price of the material (or set of materials); and NT$6,000 for materials in foreign language and NT$2,000 for materials in Chinese language if the price is unknown.

Q3: How do I borrow a board game?
Go to the Board Game section in the Multimedia Center, choose a board game, and take the outer box to the counter for registration and borrowing. Each Student Card can borrow only one board game, and the game can only be played in the Multimedia Center.

Q4: How do I recommend films for purchase?
You can recommend resources by filling in the related information on the Library Resources Recommendation System (

Q5: I have recommended new films, but the library has not purchased them. Why is that?
Possible reasons may be that the films are not licensed for public performance, are not compliant with the Center’s library collection policy, are not included in budge considerations, or have not been released.

Q6: How do I receive updates on the Multimedia Center in the library, including events, popular movies, and new arrivals?
You can add the library’s Living Circle LINE account to get recent updates. Event information is also available on the library homepage, as well as the Multimedia Center website.

Q7: How do I watch 3D movies for free in the Multimedia Center?
You can choose a 3D movie from the bookshelf in the “For Use in the Multimedia Center Only” section in the Multimedia Center, sit in a viewing booth that supports 3D movies (Work Studio 10 and small-group media rooms), and borrow a 3D glass to watch the movie.

Q8: How often are the Themed Film Festival section and new arrivals updated?
These videos are updated about once a month. The availability of videos in the Themed Film Festival section may be extended as needed.



  1. Drinking and eating is not allowed.

  2. Unauthorized downloading, copying, and/or displaying of the borrowed multimedia without public broadcasting rights is strictly prohibited.

  3. Removing any items from the Multimedia Center without proper procedures is strictly prohibited.


Contact Us

Visit us at the 3rd-floor Information Desk
Tel: (04)2284-0290 ext.315.

週一, 19 四月 2021 15:30

Digital Maker Studio


The Digital Maker Studio in NCHU Library is an environment that encourages its users to be innovative and proactive while exploring and executing new ideas from all subject areas. This maker space provides access to a convenient space which is equipped with several modern digital technologies, such as 3D scanner, 3D printer, computer, specialty software and more. By making the resources available and accessible for users across campus, the studio has been designed to turn creative ideas into realities. Students who use the space are inspired to undergo hands-on experiences and are anticipated to develop problem solving skills.


 * Regulation

Approved student may appoint Digital Maker Studio at 自學空間預約系統 and following 數位自造工坊使用須知 . User should also refer 國立中興大學圖書館數位自造工坊管理要點.


 * Space Introduction

  Digital Maker Studio is located at 5/f library and is a composition of tutorial and working area.

  Tutorial area could accommodate up to 25 person and equipped with 75” mobile monitor, glass whiteboard, 5 mobile whiteboards and 9 power sockets.

  There is a 210*90CM desk in working area and also offer 3D scanner, monochrome/multi-color 3D printer, LCD 3D printer, and heat transfer printing system

tutorial area

tutorial area

working area

working area


 * Equipment Introduction


3D Scanner

  • Suitable for scanning opaque, non-black and glare-free object with size up to 20cm.
  • Support stl, obj, 3mf, ply, asc file for output.




Delta 3D printer

  • No need to calibrate Z-axis each time.
  • Able to print finer sphere and cylinder.
  • Rapid change of printhead is more convenience for multi-material printing.
  • Support several multi-material including PLA.
  • Maximum printing size is Ø30×H27cm.




Monochrome 3D printer

  • Print under Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Support several printing material including PLA
  • Maximum printing size is 20*20*20cm




Multicolor 3D printer

  • Using PLA as printing material
  • Support up to 4 print out colors
  • Maximum printing size is 19*20*20cm




LCD 3D printer

 Suitable for more sophisticated and sturdy product

  • Using photopolymer as printing material
  • Maximum printing size is 29*16*40cm
  • Equipped with UV curing system




Heat press machine

  • Support different material including cloth, ceramics and aluminum so that T-shirt, mug, handbag could be customized.
  • Also equipped die-cut machine, computer, dye-sub printer and heat transfer printer.



Laser Cutter & Engraver

  • A powerful laser cutter and engraver that let you shape, cut, and engrave on different materials.
  • Able to engrave wood, acrylic, cardboard, bamboo, glass, cement, stainless steel (with steel spray).
  • Can cut wood, acrylic, cardboard, bamboo with not thicker than 5mm.
  • Maximum working area is 30X21cm.
  • Equipped with eye protect glass and rotation axis.



 Authorized user may apply Digital Maker Studio by submitting application(申請表單) to Miss Lin of 資訊組(290#325)in advance of 14 days. Successful applicant will receive confirmation letter. Cancellation should inform 3 days before appointment day.


 * Charge

    • Heat transfer printing : All printing material please buy in CAVES bookstore.
    • 3D printing (FDM): Library provide PLA. Charge is based on finish time shown in Slicer. Minimum charge is $50 with unit time of 1 hour. On second hour, charge is $25 per 30 minutes with unit time of half hour.
      • Delta 3D printing: Charge is based on finish time shown in PING Slicer.
      • Monochrome 3D printing: Charge is based on finish time shown in MPrint.
      • Multicolor 3D printing: Charge is based on 2 time of finish time shown in CANVAS.
      • Payment should make by EasyCard and no recharge service provided so please make sure your card has sufficient balance.
      • PLA color show below


Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Bronze brown

Bronze brown



    • LCD 3D printing: Charge is based on finish time shown in CHITUBOX. Minimum charge is $80 with unit time of 1 hour. On second hour, charge is $40 per 30 minutes with unit time of half hour.
      • Payment should make by EasyCard and no recharge service provided so please make sure your card has sufficient balance.
      • Resin color please refer following.
water gray

water gray

water black

water black



Aqua Green

Aqua Green

Aqua Blue

Aqua Blue

週一, 27 七月 2015 16:22

Reading Room


With NCHU ID cards, students and employees are free to use the reading room (also known as the "individual study room") located on B1. It’s open from 8:00 to 24:00 on weekdays and 9:00-24:00 on weekends. During winter and summer vacations, the opening hours are subject to change. Please refer to the “Library Hours” page for updated information.


Temporary leave
Check in
Meal time leave                                 
(A001-A12, A25-A036 & A049-A056 seats are for the very day only)
64 seats    
30 minutes
8 hours
30 minutes
First 15 minutes of booking time
90minutes in
11:00-14:00 and
reading lamp, power and USB socket
48 seats
(Silent  Laptop-Free Zone)
48 seats



  1. No food and drinks. No conversation. Or user will get 1 violation mark.
  2. Cell phone should be on vibrate, and electronics need earphones.
  3. User can make reservations 14 days in advance through Space Booking System, or KIOSK on B1 floor. A confirmation message will sent to your registered email box.
  4. If you do not check in with your ID card in the first 15 minutes, the reservation will be cancelled automatically, release to other users, and you will get 1 violation mark. Please cancel the reservation before 30 minutes if you cannot show up on time for some reason.
  5. If you make different reservations, you should check in every first 15 minutes. For example, you make reservation on 9:00~9:29, later, you want to stay longer, so you make another reservation on 9:30~10:59. Then you should check in before 9:15 and 9:45。
  6. If you do not activate the reservation for 3 times within 30 days, your reservation rights of Space Booking System will be suspended for 30 days.



週一, 27 七月 2015 16:22

Individual Research Rooms


There are 16 individual research rooms available to NCHU undergraduate students enrolled in thesis courses, as well as NCHU graduate students and faculty.

Reservations should be made through Space Booking System and a confirmation message would sent to your registered email box. Short term usage is only for 1 day reservation. For long term usage, user can make reservations 60 days in advance, and total booking period is 7 days which is allowed to break down to 3 different reservations.


Floor     Type No.         Capacity    




Booking in advance           Check in                                    Equipment
2F Short term usage 203, 204



1 user



1 day

1 day

On the very day only


Today only reading lamp, power and USB socket


Long term usage

205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210


7 days


60 days 


First day of the booking

4F 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410



  1. No food and drinks. Cell phone should be on vibrate, and electronics need earphones. Or you will get 1 violation mark.
  2. Individual research rooms are only for research purpose. Any other usage is prohibited. If offend, your reservation rights of Space Booking System will be suspended for 3 months.
  3. Any library collections used in study room should check out first.
  4. User is not allowed to share the room with other users or move library furniture into the room, and is responsible for paying the replacement costs of any damaged facilities.
  5. Valuable should not leave in the room. Library is not responsible for any loss.
  6. During booking period, library staff may enter study room for necessary inspection or maintenance purpose. Library may end or withdraw the booking if necessary.
  7. For Long term user :
    • If you don’t check in on the first day of the reservation, or the room is not activated for 2 consecutive days, the reservation will be cancelled automatically, release to other users, and you will get 1 violation mark.
    • For overdue room, library will remove any left personal items, and not responsible for any loss.
    • If you get 3 violation point within 30 days, your reservation rights of Space Booking System will be suspended for 30 days.

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