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NTNU and NCTU to Share a Library Platform

<p><font face="Arial">By Astrid Chiu<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) library and its counterpart at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) became one big library on the online platform now that they began the ally relationship by starting with a book fair at NTNU library this noon.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">From now on, staff and students from both schools will be able to share one joint platform database where they would easily locate the books they need by checking the platform&rsquo;s online system.&nbsp; Any student from either institute would be able to check out any book by swiping their student IDs while teachers also enjoy a free delivery service from either ends upon their requests.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I think this new ally relationship will do both schools good because it becomes easier for people to find the books they need,&rdquo; said Chen Chiao-chen (陳昭珍), librarian for NTNU.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">John Lin (林余穎), a junior from Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, echoed the new ally relationship with NCTU library.&nbsp; He said that the lack of the stacks at NTNU library has been complained for a while but students would not have alternative choices now that NCTU&rsquo;s library offers a new option.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Department of Adult and Continuing Education senior Sherry Chang (張馨云), however, said that NCTU is way too far away for students to check out or return books.&nbsp; She would hold that thought at the moment.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;Transportation will be a big problem,&rdquo; she said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">At the book fair, a total of 200 books from both libraries were displayed for checkouts at the scene.&nbsp; In the meantime, Department of Adult and Continuing Education senior Ho Chien-hao (何建豪) was invited for comments because he is the student who has checked out the most volume of books at NTNU library so far.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;To me, reading is like breathing,&rdquo; Ho said.&nbsp; &ldquo;As college tuition fees are becoming more and more expensive, taking advantage of the libraries and checking out as many books as possible will definitely be a smart move to save money on education expenses.&rdquo;</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>