Amalgamated with Harbin Institute of Electrical Engineering library, Harbin Higher Industrial Vocational College library and the former Harbin University of Science and Technology library，the present Harbin University of Science and Technology (HUST) Library was established in 1995.
Harbin University of Science and Technology Library is consisted of three branches: the South Campus Library, the West Campus Library, the East Campus Library, and General Administrative Office as well as four departments (that is Acquisition and Cataloging Department, Information Consultation Department, Technology Department, Reader’s Service Department). The total building area is 4，4847square meters, which contains three campus libraries.
The number of book collection in HUST Library is 2.51 million, including over 1.7 million printed books, 880 thousand e-books, 140 thousand periodicals from home and abroad, as well as 20 databases which includes 10 foreign databases, 10 Chinese databases and 2 self-built databases. The Chinese databases are CNKI, Vip Database, Wanfang Database, Apabi and Superstar ebooks and so on. The foreign databases are IEL, Springer Link, Emerald, ACS, ASME, ACM, Ei, Scifinder Scholar (CA) and CPCI-S. To sum up, there are various kinds of literature such as periodicals, books, proceedings, papers, newspapers and yearbooks in HUST Library.
HUST Library consistently arranges feature lectures on the proper exploitation of the electronic resources, and opens information retrieval course for students. The library also offers such services as daily reference consultation, literature transference, substitute searches, and librarian service visits.
There are 123 staffs in total, 33 with high professional title, 72 with intermediate title, 1 doctor, 23 masters and 67 bachelors. HUST Library forms the system with science, management and social science which is based on professional set, teaching and research.