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Public Access Computers

OPAC Search Terminals

54 Terminals are equipped with Web browsers to search PKU’s OPAC, check your account, renew and place Holds, etc.

Computers for Search E-Resources

Library workstations, databases, and Internet connections are provided to support the curriculum and research activities of PKUstudents, staff, and faculty, Most are located on the first floor in the Sunny Lobby, some are on the other 3 floors of the library. All of computers are for research and coursework, therrefore, the library reserves the right to ask users to release any computer that is being used to play a game or access personal e-mail, or is being used inappropriately.

Note: Workstations have Disk-protect devices; users’ information and documents will be automatic cleared the next day.

Public Computers in Media Centre

60 computers are located in located in the media center that can access multimedia resources. Note: All Computers in Media Centre have Disk-protect device, users’ information and documents will be automatically cleared the next day.

Public Computers in the Training Centre

60 computers are equiped with Internet connection, it supports library workshop and other training sessions .

Note:All Computers in Training Centre have Disk-protect device, users’ information and documents will be automatically cleared the next day.

Study Room for Reservations

PKU PHD students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to reserve a study room located on the 2nd,3rd and the 4th floor of the library for college related use. Rooms must be reserved at the corresponding service desk in advance to ensure availability.Room available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Room users are expected to follow all library policies in regard to noise and general use.

Off-campus Access

A virtual private network (VPN) is a communications network tunneled through another network. VPN provides a secure method of accessing licensed web resources restricted to systems assigned a campus IP address.

A PKU LoginID is a precondition for using the VPN.
PKU students, staff and faculty are able to access library licensed resources from off-campus, using Virtual Private Network (VPN) Services

Wireless Network Connection

Wireless network access is available in many locations on campus, including PKU Library. For more information on Wireless Networking at PKU please see Instructions for laptop configuration.

Users can only access the campus network and full internet services by logging in at Peking University.

Note:If you have a problem connecting to the network, please contact the PKU computer Centre, Telephone: 62751023


Peking University Library’s search engine, LibX, is one that searches Peking University resources and services. After installing it onto your computer, Users can immediately search the Library’s OPAC, electrical books and journals, and Google Scholar. While browsing the web, Users can send key words from the passages straight to the Library’s OPAC or Google Scholar though LibX. Also, if a User is searching for books on Amazon, LibX can detect books that the Library already owns. More..

Download: Libx For IE, Libx For Firefox

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