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Space and equipment

The Library, which is located below the main hall of the National Defense Medical Center’s main building, occupies an area of 6,000 square meters on two levels :

Level Section
Collections and Facilities
First Floor
Service desk, lockers, new book display stands, art exhibitions, photocopying room
Periodical Section
Chinese and Western-language medical periodicals, bound back issues of periodicals, medical college journals, general interest magazines, newspapers, medical news clippings, collection search facility, reading room seats, photocopiers
Reference Section
Designated reference works, National Defense Medical Center Master’s and Ph.D. theses, Chinese and Western-language reference books, military medicine books, collection search facility, reading room seats
Special Collection Room
mainland China periodicals
Information Search Section Information search seats, online printing facilities
Audiovisual Room
Multimedia reading room, videotape and optical disk viewing area, cable TV viewing area, music appreciation area, group viewing room, audiovisual data display area, service desk, microfilm reader/printer
Library staff offices, staff elevators (also used for disabled access
Second Floor Stacks Area Chinese and Western-language medical books, collection search facility, reading room seats, newspaper back-issues room
Study Carrels 10 study carrels
Compact Stacks Area Periodical copies, chemical abstracts (no longer subscribed to)
Tsuey-Huah-Jai (Humanity Area) Books on the arts and humanities