典閱組 - 國立中興大學圖書館 | National Chung Hsing University Library
週一, 27 七月 2015 14:40

NCHU Library App

     We have developed an Android app that allows access to library services on mobile devices.

     The first version of the library app was released on April 17th, 2014. It allowed users to view the statuses of checked-out and requested library materials. It also gave notifications regarding due dates and arrivals of requested items. Additionally, it included an in-app renewal function, giving users a convenient means to renew items.

     A second version was released on November 24th, 2014. In addition to the original features, the new release allows users to search for library materials using keywords or ISBN barcodes. It also provides users with much more information, such as news items, new releases, popular books, library hours, and library floor plans.

     In order to support the Android system update, a third version of our NCHU Library App was released in December 2016. Some of the functions were adjusted in order to turn the App into a portable library. 

QR code:

APP-Android

Download the library app now

(Required system: Android 4.1 or above)

APP-iOS

Download the library app now

(Required system: iOS 8.0 or above)

 

Features (Internet connection required):

  1. Live updates of library news
  2. Push notifications:
    • Seven, three, and one day before due date
    • One, three, and seven days, after due date
    • Arrivals of requested items
  3. In-app renewal of checked-out materials
  4. Catalog search using ISBN barcodes or keywords; users can request books on the search results page
  5. Loan history and status of borrowed items
  6. Library hours and popular books

Main Menu

Settings Homepage Push Notifications
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Catalog search: search by keyword Catalog search: ISBN barcode scan ISBN scan results Checked-out items

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Renewal results (success)

     

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週一, 27 七月 2015 14:37

Return Box

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The NCHU library has a book return box, allowing readers to return borrowed books during library off-hours. If a book is returned to the return box, its date of return is the day on which it is dropped off.

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If you use the return box, please check your library usage history on the next day to make sure that your books are marked / recorded as returned.

 

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Please do not put the following materials into the return box (you will be responsible for any damage incurred):

  1. Books with CDs, floppy disks, etc.
  2. Large books that do not fit the opening of the return box
  3. Books that are dirty, damaged, or damp
  4. Items from the Multimedia Center (e.g., CDs, DVDs)
週一, 27 七月 2015 14:36

Requesting

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If an item is checked out, you can request it through WebPAC or the DDS. You will receive an email notification once the item is returned to the library.

You will need to pick up the requested item within five days after it is available (excluding days on which the library is closed). After six days, your request will expire, and the item will either go to the next person who has requested the item or will become available in the library.

If there are three expired requests within 120 days, you will be unable to place other requests for 30 days.

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You will see something similar to this screenshot if you click on an item on the DDS search results page and then select the "Locations" tab.

A: There is only one copy of this item (there will be multiple rows if there are multiple copies), and it is usually located in the 4th-floor Chinese book stacks.

B: This item is currently checked out, and it is due on September 17th, 2015

C: You can click on this link to sign in and place a request.

 

If you are already signed in, then you can place a request directly by clicking on the "Hold" button (circled and labelled "C").

 

This is a sample of WebPAC search results page. To view the requesting status, click on the "Holdings: all items" button.

 

Column B shows that the book is checked out while the accompanying material is available. 

You can place a request on the book by clicking on the "Request" button (boxed and labelled as "A"). 

 

After you click on the "Request" button, you will be asked to sign in if you have not already done so.

Note: If an item has requests from other library patrons at the time of checkout, the loan period will be shortened from 30 days to 14 days. If a request is placed on the item after you have checked out the item, the loan period will be unaffected.

週一, 27 七月 2015 14:32

Renewing

You can renew items prior to their due dates. Renewed items are due 30 days after the date of renewal.

You can renew items online, by phone, or by visiting the check in/out counter. To renew items online, log onto WebPAC (the “login” button can be found at the top-right corner of the library website) and click on the “My Account/Renew” tab.

Notes:

  1. You cannot renew items from the Multimedia Center. 
  2. You cannot renew overdue items.
  3. You cannot renew items that have been requested by other library patrons.
  4. You cannot renew items if you have any overdue items or unpaid fines.
  5. You can only renew items within one year after the original checkout date.  After you have borrowed an item for one year, you must return it to the library; you will be able to borrow the item again if it has not been reserved by other library patrons. 
  6. You cannot renew items classified as teaching materials.

 

週一, 27 七月 2015 14:08

Borrowing Privileges

 

StatusTotal number of itemsBorrowing length(days)Number of requests

Borrowing privileges at department libraries

Access to B1 learning commonsAccess to B1 self-study area
Faculty 100 60 10 Y Y Y
Staff 50 30 10 Y Y Y
Adjunct faculty 50 30 10 Y Y Y
Graduate students 80 30 15 Y Y Y
Undergraduate students 50 30 10 Y Y Y
Non-degree students 20 30 5 Y X X
On-leave students 10 30 5 X X X
Library volunteers 10 30 5 Y X X
Retired staff 10 30 5 Y X X
Alumni 10 30 5 Y X X
Teachers at Center of Teacher education 5 30 0 X X X
University Libraries Consortium of Central Taiwan 5 30 0 X X X
Students at partner universities 5 30 0 X X X
Students at affiliated high school 5 21 0 X X X
Taiwan Comprehensive University System 5 21 0 X X X
Visitors 5 30 5 X X X
Family members of NCHU employees *50 30 *10 X X X
Teachers at affiliated high school 20 30 5 X X X

 

Notes:

  1. *These limits apply to the entire household of the NCHU employee. For example, an NCHU employee and his/her family members can request a total of 10 items.
  2. NCHU faculty, staff, undergraduate students and graduate students can also borrow books from partnered universities or universities affiliated with the University Libraries Consortium of Central Taiwan.
  3. If an item has requests from other library patrons at the time of checkout, the loan period will be shortened to 14 days.
  4. In addition to a fine of NT$5 per day, borrowing and renewing privileges will be suspended if any item is overdue. Students cannot finish graduation procedures until fines are cleared.
  5. Inform a librarian as soon as possible if you lose your ID card. If you do not file a report and the lost ID card is used by others, you must take all responsibilities.
週一, 27 七月 2015 14:04

Borrowing

 

The NCHU library is organized as follows:

【1F】Reference materials

【2、3F】Magazines, periodicals

 

【4、5F】Chinese books

 

【6F】Western language books

【2F】Eurozone information area

【3F】Multimedia center

【5F】Resources for Taiwan Studies

 

【B1】NCHU learning commons, new books, magazines, mangas, etc.

【5F】Special collections room, Chien-Wu Chen collections; requires reservation

【2F】Compact stacks; requires reservation

 

Highlighted items are available for borrowing.

For details about the library's collections, please search our library catalog or visit the library front desk.

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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.

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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, retired staff, alumni, and visitors)