Please read this statement carefully before using the products and services on the website of the National Library of China / the National Digital Library of China (hereinafter referred to as “the Website”). As a major public cultural service institution of the country, the Website provides literature and information services to readers from all sectors of the society in strict accordance with the Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China, the Public Library Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Regulations on the Protection of the Rights of Communication through Information Network and relevant laws, regulations and policies, and proactively adopts technical measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of all parties. Visiting, browsing or using the Website indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the following terms and conditions, and comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to any of the following terms, please stop browsing and using the Website.


I. Statement on Copyright


The copyright of all information and content published on the Website that is self built or jointly developed with others, including but not limited to logos, graphics and texts, audios, videos, website layout and web page design, unless otherwise specified, shall belong to the National Library of China. Without prior written permission, any unit or individual shall not use the above contents for any commercial purpose. If they are used for commercial or illegal purposes without permission and thus infringe upon our legitimate rights and interests or even affect our reputation, we reserve the right to seek legal actions against any violations. If you are in need of the materials, please contact relevant departments of the Library in advance (Email:


II. Utilization and Modification of the Website Content


Any unit or individual who reprints, quote, extracts or downloads content from the Website, or use it in any other way, must indicate the author and the source as “National Library of China / National Digital Library of China Website” or “”. Without the written permission of the National Library of China or the relevant copyright owner, it is not allowed to modify the content used, nor to use data harvesting, web crawler or similar techniques to collect or extract data from the Website, which infringe or may infringe the rights and interests of the Library.


III. Notice on Violation


Some information on the Website may be reproduced or extracted from content partners and free resource providers. If you find that your copyrighted works are used on the Website and have doubts with the way we edit them or provide services, or believe that some content on the Website violates your legitimate rights and interests, please send us a written notice (Email: which shall include your ID certificate, proof of your rights on the works and other documents, and we will handle them in accordance with relevant laws and regulations in a timely and proper manner.


IV. No Guarantee Statement


The Website strives to provide accurate information and content, but the Library does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, sufficiency and reliability of the information and content provided on the Website, including but not limited to images and texts, data, views, suggestions and web pages, nor does it make any explicit or implicit guarantee of the information and content contained, including but not limited to relevant rights and interests, quality and freedom from computer viruses.


V. Third-Party Links


The Website allows and selects third-party links for the convenience of users, but does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity and security of these links, and does not assume any responsibility for them. Users shall make their own decisions to access these links. The third party links displayed on the Website will be indicated with the source. The purpose of displaying those links is to provide more information, but they do not represent the views of the Website and the Library.
To ensure that the databases and electronic resources purchased or being tried by the Library are free of intellectual property defects, we have conducted necessary examination on the qualification and certificate of rights of the resource supplier and required them to guarantee that the resources are free of intellectual property defects. Shall the use of such resources as required causes infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third party, the resource supplier bears corresponding responsibilities.If any infringement is found, please contact us in time, and we will remove the infringing link in time and properly handle it.


VI. Disclaimer


The Website and the Library will not bear any direct, indirect or accidental liability for damage caused by your use or inability to use the information on the Website, nor any legal liability caused by your violation of the provisions of the Website or the laws of the People’s Republic of China.
If the services on the Website are suspended due to system maintenance or upgrade, it will be announced in advance. If the services are suspended due to hardware failure or other force majeure, the Website and the Library will not bear any responsibility for any inconvenience and loss caused during the suspension.The National Library of China reserves the right to amend and interpret this Statement. If there is any omission or mistake on the Website, please inform us in time so that we can take appropriate measures to fix it. We sincerely expect full support from all copyright owners and publishing units.