The CCU Library collections provide abundant vital resources for the research and education needs of students and faculty. The collections contain resources pertaining to a wide range of fields, including the humanities, social science, science, technology, engineering, education, management, and law. The collections include more than 1,006,459, volumes (including books and bound journals) 1,329 current periodicals, 17 newspapers, 552,859 microforms, 370,920 e-books, and 96,962 e-journals.
The CCU Library’s collections have reflected the major research areas of CCU, including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, mathematics, physics, social welfare, education, and literature, since the library was established in 1989. In addition, from 2006 to 2016 the library acquired 26 research book grants from the National Science Council (listed in the table below) . With its comprehensive acquisition of classics and modern publications in various subjects in the humanities and social sciences, the CCU Library holds the most complete humanities and social sciences resources in Southern Taiwan.
Electronic resources are an increasingly crucial aspect of the CCU Library collection. Over 73,000 journals are currently available electronically, in addition to 260 databases and 580,000 e-books covering all subjects taught at the university.
Electronic resources play an important role in the library. Electronic resource expenditures constitute 38% of the library’s budget, and they are frequently used, with more than 647,000 full-text annual downloads. Many of these resources are accessible through databases available to CCU library users and through the Library Catalog.
The majority of the online databases and electronic journals are provided on campus and are accessible through the recognition of a workstation's IP address within the ccu.edu.tw domain. Current CCU students, faculty, and staff can access e-resources from outside the university network with proper authentication.