Notice on Services of Specially Collected Rare Ancient Books Reading Room

pub:Zhejiang Library  time:2017/04/27  count:230

Collections: rare ancient books (originals and microfilms), new rare books, inscription rubbings, and letters, etc.

Form of services: closed-shelf documents reviewing, consultation about historical documents, and reproduction of documents

Reading requires: your reader’s card of Zhejiang Library, senior’s card, or valid identity documents, such as ID card, military ID card, passport, and home-visit permit for Taiwanese compatriots.

Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Closed on national holidays

1. This room’s documents are for professional researchers to look up.

2. To protect ancient books, in principle, originals of severally damaged and unrepaired documents or photocopied, microfilmed or digitalized documents are not accessible; the application for viewing Song and Yuan Dynasties block-printed editions, Buddhist scriptures of Dunhuang, manuscripts of Ming Dynasty, The Si Ku Quan Shu of Wenlange, inscription rubbings, state rare ancient books and maps of frontiers before the Republic of China must be proposed one day in advance and be approved by approval party.

3.Readers must fill out application registration form, and our staff will pick books; normally, a reader can request up to three books at a time; before reading, our staff and readers will co-check whether books have missing pages, are damaged or are defaced; readers should be responsible for any problems like these when returning books. The request will not be received 30 minutes before off duty.

4. The documents can be read in the reading room only.

5. Please wear gloves when reading ancient books and handle them gently; please don’t fold pages, press hands on books, nor punctuate and annotate books. Please use a pencil for transcription.

6. You must get the permission of our staff and register to photocopy a document. You can only photograph them for reproduction in accordance with Charging Standards of Zhejiang Library and Rules and Regulations on Reproduction and Charging of Ancient Books Department of Zhejiang Library.

7. Readers should put their belongings into a locker and put rain gear and tea cup on designated area. Please don’t eat food in the reading room.

8. Those who modify, alter, deface and damage regular ancient books and rare books will be punished in accordance with relevant clauses of Cultural Relics Protection Law of the People's Republic of China.

9. Partial reference books displayed in the room are available for readers at any time. Please take good care of them when using them and return them to where they were immediately after using them.

10. If you have any other need, please feel free to consult our staff. Zhejiang Library will serve you wholeheartedly.

This room’s service call: 87988597    Complaints and suggestions: 87988528/87988569