Reasonable Collection Structure

-- To Better Support Teaching and Research

XJTLU Library is playing the role as Research Support and Learning Centre in XJTLU by following the latest development trends of other top university libraries around the world. The Library develops its collection by focusing on subject development and research requirements. With over 90% of the printed collection being academic books in English. Besides the physical library, XJTLU Library is strategically on its way to becoming a Digital Library, emphasizing on digital resources produced domestically and overseas. With a growing number of databases, the library well serves the existing and prospective subjects of XJTLU.

Unique Printed Collection Development Mode

-- Patron Driven Purchase

XJTLU Library uses the method of Patron Driven Purchase to let our users could participate in our collection development.
In AY 2014/15, the XJTLU Library had proposed a patron driven acquisition model. In this model, Library strengthens the collaboration with departments, and develops the high quality collection to support the teaching, learning and research of the University. Academic staff could subscribe the purchase request form to the library liaison officers. All purchase requests will be sent to get approved by the department’s HoD before formally ordering.
Please refer to Purchase Request Form.

Provide Digital Resource Suggest Purchase

Beside printed resources, our users also could take part in the purchasing of our digital resources.
Guided by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s vision to be a research-led international university for its unique features in learning and teaching, research, social service and education management, the University Library enriches the intellectual and creative life of our communities by facilitating information discovery and the creation and dissemination of research. The Library will cooperate with academic departments to analyses the gap between the existing digital resources and their future demands and construct strategic plans for digital collection development. You can find the detailed guidelines and procedures in Digital Collection Development Policy.

Priority Cataloguing Service

Cataloguing Service can be used to request for library materials which have been ordered and arrived in the library but have not yet been processed for borrowing. You should check the Library Catalogue for the current status of your wanted titles. To initiate a priority cataloguing request, you should fill out the Priority Cataloging Request Form, e-mail back to us at Lib-CDD@xjtlu.edu.cn, or print it out and submit the paper form to the Library Circulation Counter on library floor 3. The paper form is also available at the circulation counter.

A requestor can normally request Priority Cataloguing for up to 5 items once. Items will be processed by library staff within 2 working days after receipt of your Priority Cataloguing Request Form. You will be notified when the items are ready for borrowing. (Note: Non-circulating items shall only be used in the Library)


For any issue concerned, please contact Lib-CDD@xjtlu.edu.cn.


Various Methods to Participate in Collection Development

XJTLU Library also provides more convenience methods for more users to participate in collection development, including online purchase suggestion, self-purchase reimbursement and Academic Book Fair.
For more information, please refer to “Suggest a Purchase”.