The library offers essential facilities that assist teaching, research and learning. In addition to the main library building at the Tamsui Campus, the Chueh Sheng Memorial Library consists of three other branches, located respectively on the Taipei Campus, the Lanyang Campus and in the Chemistry Building on the Tamsui Campus. The main library opened in September, 1996. Its spacious, open-plan design allows for sufficient sunlight to enter and affords panoramic views of Kuan Yin Mountain, Ta Tun Mountain and the Tamsui River. The library boasts extensive computer hookups, wireless networks, spacious study carrels, and a section providing information on Tamkang history, as well as a European Union Information Center. To meet the needs of an ever-changing environment, the library has set up a special Resource Guidance Room to introduce students to the latest network resources available. The library is also equipped with a multi-media, non-book material area. Currently, the university library stocks about 1.3 million printed volumes; 2.1 million electronic books; 70 thousand periodical titles (including electronic journals); and 130 thousand non-book materials. Apart from maintaining a steady growth in traditional book-based data, the Chueh Sheng Memorial Library also emphasizes the development of digital information. Moreover, it provides teachers with resource-based assistance, teaches students how to search for and utilize library information, and allows for more effective teaching, research and learning.