The library of Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), Chinese Academy of Sciences was established in 1957. It is not only a science and technology information center of IMP but also a nuclear science information base of Lanzhou district. The library has floor area more than 900 m2 with about 30 seats and more than 20 sets of computer equipment. It has collections total of 80000 (cases). Now the library goes by the name of book and information group. There are 9 professional and technical personnel (3 senior title, 5 intermediate title, 1 primary title). It consists of 3 groups, which are Document Resource Group, File Management Group and Editing & Publishing Group.
It mainly collects science and technology information about nuclear physics, nuclear technique, related disciplines, and various files to meet the needs of basic research, big science projects, key disciplines of literature and technological development. It provides a full range of professionalinformation services for northwest economic construction,scientific research and teaching. It hosts mainly journalsof ``Nuclear Physics Review” ,``IMP & HIRFL Annual Report’’ and ``Chinese Physics C’’(co-organized with High Energy Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences). .
Since 2006, with the rapid development of the III Knowledge Innovation Program, the information services of IMP have been continuously deepened and developed.Under the information environment of the digital and network characteristics, andthe developing situation of the disciplines of library services and knowledge of professional library service, the library of IMP with National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciencesimprove the quality and means of services, and create diversification of service method and meet the best needs of scientific research and knowledge Innovation of IMP.