Kunming University of Science & Technology（KUST） Library was established in 1954 . In September 1999, KUST and Yunnan Polytechnic University merged into a new unit, the library is now located on two campuses : Chenggong campus and Lianhua campus. Over more than fifty years, KUST library has developed into a big modern library with multifunctions and supports the university’s teaching and research. The library building has nearly 5,5000 square meters of floor space and over 3,000 reader seats, providing instruction room, electronic resource reading room, audio & videos room, lecture hall, multifunction hall as well as reading space for digital newspaper & periodicals .The new library which has 40,000 square meters of floor space in Chenggong campus began to put into use in 2012, with its good facilities and functions, all the work is computerized based on network. The library has a staff of 82 people, including 2 professors,19 associate professors and associate research librarians. More than 67% of them have medium or senior professional title, 87% have college or higher degree .The Library offers a rich array of information resources which covers humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and with a strong focus on technology . In addition to over 2，700,000 print volumes(including department reference room) and5,500 titles of newspaper & periodicals , it provides access to a large number of ebooks, databases, and other digital information resources, could meet the need of scientific research and all kinds of levels of teaching including college, undergraduate, master, doctor, etc. The Library was identi-fied as” nonferrous metal professional literature information center in southwest china”, one of national research level collection units, and was selected as advanced provincial library in 2004. All the collection is managed in a trinity way including collecting, borrowing and reading, providing openshelf reading service to readers.
Library on chenggong campus
The library on Chenggong campus has4,0000 square meters of floor space and 2,518 reader seats, over 1，000,000 print volumes ,2,000 titles of current newspaper & periodicals, the document language including Chinese, English, French, German, Russia, Japan , etc, document type contains books, journals, dissertations, technical report, academic conference proceeding, technical standard, and product sample, etc, its collection focus on construction industry, chemical industry, mechanical and electrical, electronic, art design, electric power, transportation, environment, law, philosophy, etc. The library provides electronic resource reading room with 150 computers, instruction room with 72 computers, audio & videos room with 48 seats, and reading space for digital newspaper & periodicals( 8 reading equipment with 27 inch touch screen). Retrieval computers and reader seats which distributed in all parts of the spacious and bright library are available. The new library is going to be facilitated with academic research room, tool library, selfhelp print copy system, electronic studio, etc. providing more comprehensive, convenient and effective information service in the fu-ture.
Library on Lianhua campus
The library on Lianhua campus has 1,4540 square meters of floor space and 1,112 reader seats, over 1，500,000 print volumes ,2,000 titles of current newspaper & periodicals,4,000 volumes of other resources, the document language including Chinese, English, French, German, Russia, Japan , etc., document type contains books, journals, dissertations, technical report, academic conference proceeding, technical standard, and product sample, etc., its collection focus on land and resources, mining, metallurgy, materials, economic management, especially on nonferrous metal ,and was identified as” nonferrous metal professional literature information center in southwest china”. The library provides 80 computers in electronic resource reading room and a large number of databases, and digital information resources.