The brief introduction of Xingtai Library
Xingtai Library is a municipal comprehensive public library.It is a public welfare cultural institution to provide the social public with document lending,network and knowledge consultation service.And it is the municipal center that collects the literature resources and books,and the center that seeks collaboration,coordination and communication among libraries.And the main functions of the library are collecting literature information,providing consulting service of literature information,protecting people’s basic reading rights and holding citizen quality training and social education.
Xingtai library,which is located at Yucai South Road,Xindu District,was set up in 1978,and opened to the public in August 1980.On June 29,2012,the library was moved to NO.789 North Gangtie Road.The library building ,which covers an area of about 2.5 million square meters,and of which 1.5 million square meters is used by Xingtai library.Xingtai library,as the library at the first level,has won “advanced collectives of national culture system”,“the base of national reading”,“the base of Hebei social science”,“the model unit of Hebei citizen’s scientific quality-oriented education”,“advanced unit of the national reading activity of Hebei province”,“provincial civilized unit”and so on.
There are more than 603,000 books,including 502,000 Chinese books,88,000 periodical bound volumes and there are also books about local literature,Tai-hang culture,travel culture,braille and so on.In addition,there are 320,000 electronic books in the library.We have bought 13 databases including Wanfang database,Bokan science electronic journal,Duxiu knowledge base,national electronic newspaper indexing system , the VIP test system,Cook’s digital music library,Chinese digital comics,the theoretical system of the Communist Party of China and so on.The library collections have formed a distinctive diversified literature guarantee system,which covers social science,natural science and synthetical science.
In order to improve the service efficiency and give better service to readers,the library has 16 reading service windows,which are front desk,social science reading room,natural science reading room,children’s reading room,newspapers and periodicals reading room,reference department,collection book stack,local literature room,visual impairment reading room,self-study room,public electronic reading room,exhibition hall,lecture hall,and 24-hour library.And there are also 866 reading seats.In recent years,we have united all sectors of communities to create new reading areas.We have cooperated with Xingtai rural commercial bank to establish the Children Bank Branch Library,and cooperated with Jialeyuan real estate developer to establish Tianyiheyuan library.The three libraries have formed unified loan and return mode,which improves public service system of culture and provides convenience to readers,who can go to the nearby library.
Xingtai library adheres to the long-term“reader first and service supreme”as the service tenet.The library uses Interlib and RFID for business management and service,and it is convenient and efficient for readers to borrow books at self-service terminals.As for all books and periodicals in the lending service area are realized the“four-in-one”of collection,lending,reading and management,and realized the free self-service of“all open-shelf,zero threshold”.The library providsd the readers with maximum service,such as books lending,retrieval and consulting,public lecture and exhibition,basic coaching,reader’s activities and so on.
In recent years,the library has organized a series of colorful nationwide reading activities with prominent themes and distinctive features,and held more than 200 reader activities annually.In the year before last,during the epidemic,more than 1,000,000 readers were received and more than 300,000 books and periodicals were borrowed.We have created a number of brand reading activities such as Xingtu lecture,Xingtu exhibition,Dophin story,Xingxiaotu video service,Scan code reading.
In order to adapt to the development of the times,the library keeps innovating the ways of document service mode and actively explores the new atmosphere of digital reading.The library has achieved full coverage of wireless network.The cultural projects such as Xingtai digital library,public digital culture project and public electronic reading room provide readers with ubiquitous digital reading services.The comprehensive digital service platforms including municipal library website,mobile library,Wechat,Weibo,Tik Tok and other digital service platforms provide readers with convenient digital library services and library publicity.The Wechat official account contains library service functions such as Wechat service hall,Cloud reading and library entry reservation.Readers can use the Wechat official account to retrieve the resource,renew books,read digital books,get the library information and participate in library activities.Geothe e-book borrowing machine,Chinese online,newspaper reading screen,Yuntu digital audio library,Cook Music touch all-in-one computer and other modern equipment are here to provide readers with e-book borrowing,digital newspapers reading,audio books download,music appreciation and other services,and so that readers can enjoy a variety of modern experiences.
As the knowledge palace of public education,Xingtai Library playes an active role in advocating nationwide reading and building a scholarly society with advanced facilities,complete functions,elegant environment and high-quality service,and provides spiritual motivation,intellectual support and cultural guarantee for the economic and social development of Xingtai.