The Library of China Сultural Сenter in Moscow opened 24th December 2013. The library includes lending room, reading room, the book stack and digital collection.
Library corpus contains a repository of more than 10 thousand books in Chinese, more than 300 books in Russian and in English; above 200 books for children, 43 types of periodicals, including 4 newspapers; about 100 types of media materials.
The library collection theme-list is very broad and it touches upon culture, history, geography, literature, art, philosophy, economics, education, Chinese medicine etc. The library collection is humanities-centered, natural sciences and technics books are not large in number.
Library collection includes special materials presented by several Chinese provinces and cities: Nishan collection presented by Shandong Publishing Group (Shandong Province) consists of 600 books; Huxiang collection presented by the Publishing house of Radio, Film and Television Bureau of Hunan Province consists of 700 books; Hubei Province book-shelf consists of 500 books.
As other libraries of overseas China culture centers, library in Moscow is managed by an integrated system, through which you can search databases, borrow and renew books.
If a reader wants to borrow books, periodicals and media materials, he should apply for library card according to valid ID.
The lending room provides open-shelf service for several publication types: Chinese language books, classical literature (award winning books, famous masterpieces, classical sinology etc.), reference books (Siku quanshu, encyclopedias, dictionaries, biography materials, almanacs, title index), books in Russian and English languages, books for children, Chinese periodicals, media materials. Digital collection room is equipped with 14 computers for databases search, reading digital and media materials, Internet access. You can get further information about our library in the Center, by phone and in the Internet.
Since February library launched a new service – access to the “China digital library”, new cultural and information resource specially designed by Beijing company Founder Apabi for overseas libraries. It is a modern hi-tech system that stores China’s over five thousand-year culture treasures and high level research works in Chinese culture. China cultural center provides access to 20000 digital publications, 100 state comprehensive almanacs, 241 reference books and 20 newspapers. Publications cover huge range of issues: philosophy, religion, economy, politics, law, culture, education, literature, geography, history, arts etc. The system gives users the opportunity to read books on-line and off-line, whole text search, mobile reading, document download and print.
The library is opened and flexible for readers, the stack is also opened for users. Based on high technologies, the library is a mixture of traditional and digital ones and creates a ground for Russian readers to explore and understand China.
(Photos provided by China Cultural Center in Moscow)