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As the repository of the nation's publications, the NLC comprehensively collects Chinese books, and selectively collects foreign languages books. By the end of 2012, the total of Chinese general books in NLC's collection had reached to 8,210,000 volumes, with several different copies for open-stack reading service in general reading rooms, loan service, closed-stack reading service in stacks, preservation services respectively; the total of foreign languages books had reached to 3,700,000 volumes, including English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and other minority languages, which provide reading services and loan services. You can look up in the digital resources portal or OPAC to see if a certain book is collected by NLC and its details. Using your Reader's Card, you can also conduct reservation, renewal and other procedures for the book online (Foreign languages books have not been renewed yet).

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