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NLC North Area
The 1st Basement
·Reference Books
Location: The central court, from the 1st basement to the 2nd floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: Open-stack reading services of photo-offset copies of Complete Library of the Four Branches of Literature and related series, Chinese and foreign languages reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical information, bibliography index, and so on.
Requirements: Users aged 13 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards (aged 16 or above).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone: (+86 10) 88544355 (first floor), 88544358 (second floor)


The 1st Floor
·Reference Books
·Chinese Books Reading Services
Location: South side of the 1st floor, out ring of the 2nd and 3rd floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: Open-stack reading services of Chinese books published in recent two years; closed-stack reading services of part of attached disks; digital resources retrieval services.
Requirements: Users aged 13 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards (aged 16 years or above).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone: (+86 10) 88544340, 88544015, 88545993

·Chinese Books Loan Services
Location: North side and west side of the 1st floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: Loan services of recently published Chinese books and part of attached disk; book return services of Capital Libraries Consortium.
Requirements: Users aged 16 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards with Chinese books loan service function (with deposit RMB 100 Yuan).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00 (Service hours for book borrowing are up to 20:30)
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00 (Service hours for book borrowing are up to 16:30)
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545690

·Self-assisted Photocopy Services (1st, 2nd and 4th floors)
Location: South sides of 1st floor and 2nd floor, west side of 3rd floor and southwest side of 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide self-assisted photocopy services for readers.
Requirements:
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone: Photocopy Services 1 (1st floor) (+86 10) 88544360
Photocopy Services 2 (2nd floor) (+86 10) 88544318
Photocopy Services 3 (4th floor) (+86 10) 88545013



The 2nd Floor
·Reference Books
·Chinese Books Reading Services
·Self-assisted Photocopy Services 
·General Information Desk
Location: East side, 2nd floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To answer user inquiries, and help users access the collections.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545426

·Reader Registration
Location: North side, 2nd floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To process NLC Reader Cards (including new card registrations, loss reports, registration renewals, card recharging, deposit refunds, function increments or cancellations, and so on).
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00 Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00 (Staff-assisted service hours are 9:00-16:30 every day)
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545243

·The Experience Area of Digital Library
Location: North side, 2nd floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To make users experience digital library, understand, utilize and share the resources and services of National Digital Library of China through exhibition of the National Digital Library of China construction and achievements, interactive experience area of digital library, resources presentation and introduction area, future imagination area and other various multi-media display projects.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone:

·OPAC Services
Location: North side, 2nd floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide bibliography search, lending, renewal, and reservation of library collections, reader information management service, and so on through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone:

·Reader Assistance Services
Location: North side, 2nd floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide assistance services of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) utilization, "Daily Class" services, and so on.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone:


The 3rd Floor
·Chinese Books Reading Services
·Self-assisted Photocopy Services 

The 4th Floor
·Chinese Newspapers
Location: South side, 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide open-stack reading services of part of Chinese Newspapers published in the previous 2 years (including current year), closed-stack reading services of preservation copies and copies in stacks.
Requirements: For open-stack reading services, users aged 13 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards (aged 16 or above); for closed-stack reading services, users aged 16 or above must carry their own Reader Cards.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
(For reservation of closed-stack reading documents: 9:00-16:00, closed-stack reading services for preservation copies and copies in stacks aren't available on Saturday.)
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545975

·Chinese Periodicals
Location: South side, 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide open-stack and closed-stack reading services of Chinese periodicals published in the previous 2 years (including current year), closed-stack reading services of preservation copies and copies in stacks.
Requirements: For open-stack reading services, users aged 13 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards (aged 16 or above); for closed-stack reading services, users aged 16 or above must carry their own Reader Cards.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
(For reservation of closed-stack reading documents: 9:00-16:00, closed-stack reading services for preservation copies and copies in stacks aren't available on Saturday.)
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545952

·Dissertations & Theses Reading Room
Location: West side, 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide closed-stack reading services of doctoral dissertations, master's degree papers, postdoctoral dissertations, and dissertations from overseas Chinese.
Requirements: Users aged 16 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards.
Opening Hours: Sunday to Friday 9:00-17:00 (Online reservation of documents is temporarily out of Service)
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545401

·Information Commons
Location: East side, 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide digital resources and Internet services, multimedia resources reading services, loan services of handheld reader, special services for the disabled, resources experience of the National Cultural Information Resources Sharing Project (NCIRSP), user information literacy training, etc.
Requirements: Users aged 16 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545208, 88545390

·Audio-Visual Space
Location: North side, 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide open-stack reading services of books and periodicals related to audio-visual arts, closed-stack reading services of physical audio-visual disks and vinyl records, and appreciation services of online audio-visual resources.
Requirements: For open-stack reading services, users aged 13 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards (aged 16 or above); for closed-stack reading services and online resources appreciation, users aged 16 or above must carry their own Reader Cards.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00 (For reservation of closed-stack reading documents: 9:00-16:00, closed-stack reading services for physical disks aren't available on Saturday)
Telephone: (+86 10) 88544705

·Chinese Ethnic Minorities' Languages Collections Reading Room
Location: Southeast side 4-23, 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: To provide open-stack services of books in Chinese ethnic minorities’ languages published in previous 20 years, periodicals in Chinese ethnic minorities’ languages published in previous two years, and provincial newspapers in Chinese ethnic minorities’ languages published in current year.
Requirements: Users aged 16 or above must carry their own Reader Cards or 2nd-generation ID cards.
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
From Monday to Friday, readers who want to read the literature after 17:00, please make a reservation one day in advance through 010-88545287.
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545287

·Staff-assisted Photocopy Services(4th floor)
Location: Southwest side, 4th floor, NLC North Area. 
Services: photocopying, scanning, printing, microfilms restoration, photograph, binding, discs burning, etc.
Requirements:
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-21:00
Saturday to Sunday 9:00-17:00
Telephone: (+86 10) 88545013


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