The Library of Chongqing University was founded in 1930, and is composed of 6 professional branches including the Science and Engineering Branch, Architecture Branch, Social Science Branch, Huxi Branch, Historical Document Branch and Natural Science Branch. It has a library collection of 4.389 million books, a building area of 64,226 square meters and 5,712 reading seats. In 2001, the digital library service platform was built up. The annual funds used for purchase of digital resources top 10 million yuan.
The Library consists of 10 departments, including the Central Office, Resource Department, Network Service Department, Inter-library Cooperation Department, Science and Engineering Branch, Architecture Branch, Huxi Branch, Special Collection Branch, Cultural Education Center and Academic Assessment and Analysis Center, all of which are set up to provide all-round document information services for readers.