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  • 2016-04-13
5th Floor (Government & Law Information Reading Room)

[ Government &Law Information Reading Room ]      

● About the Collection 

The Government & Law Information Reading Room is located at 5th Floor of the Library. This department holds government publications of Taiwan and other countries,law collections, and the materials acquired from European Union (EU) countries.The follows are the major materials types users can find in this reading room: (1) Taiwan government gazette of central and local government institutions; (2)Statistics from Taiwan government institutions; (3) Foreign government publications. The majority of such materials are from the United States; (4) Publications on law, and law and various kinds of regulations reference tools in Chinese, Japanese, and English; (5) Collections of court verdicts; (6) Theses and dissertations of law schools from universities in Taiwan; (7) Materials acquired from the EU countries, etc. 

● Collections and Services 

(1) Gazettes Collection 

The open shelves areain this reading room keeps the current issues of about 40 titles of gazettes from central and local Taiwan governments, besides, the frequently used bound issues of such materials. Most of them have been digitized and searchable in the National Central Library Gazette Online. This Gazette Online system allows users to print out and download full-text image files. For the issues published 50 years ago, only the online version is available for use. 

(2) Statistics Collection 

Current issues of about 30 titles of Statistics from central and local Taiwan governments could be found in the open shelves area in this reading room. The majority of the Statistics Collection has been digitized and searchable in the National Central Library Government Statistics. This government statistics database system allows users to print out and download full-text image files. For the issues published 50 years ago, only the online version is available for use. 

(3) Law Collection 

a. Books

   Books published 6 years ago in the Law Collection are kept in the closed repository. Only those published within recent 6 years are kept in the open shelves. 

b. Court Verdicts 

   All are kept in the open shelves. 

c. Regulation-related Reference Tools, Theses and Dissertations 

   Only those published/ deposited within recent3 years are kept in the open shelves. 

(4) Books/ Materials from EU Countries 

The NCL is one of the EU Depository Libraries. In this Government & Law Information Reading Room, there is a special area displays the books and materials acquired from EU countries. In addition, the Library also has constructed a Website NCL European InfoCenter, providing easy links to EU’s member states, EU’s institutions, international organizations, Taiwan’s academic research institutes about EU, etc. It is possible to approach to Websites of government publications of the EU countries from this Website. 

●  Retrieval Services 

For the following materials on government publications, law materials, etc., users need to place retrieval service request at the service counter in the Government & Law Information Reading Room: 

1. Microfilm/ microfiche/ CD/ DVD materials

2. Books published 6 years ago

3. Regulation-related reference tools, theses and dissertations published/ deposited 3 years ago 

● Facilities 

There are 5 computers and 1 printer equipped in this reading room for users to search and print out the NCL resources. It is also possible to search the Websites of other institutions within the .edu/ .org/ .gov domains. Besides, there are 2 courtesy computer seats in this room which allows search in the Internet other than the above domains. Available seats: 88. 

● Service Hours 

(1) Opening Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-17:00 

(2) Retrieval Services

Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-16:30

Last Update Time:2016-10-12