The SIAS Library houses a collection of 690,000 volumes of publications and electronic material among which the original foreign books and magazines account for a large percentage. There are reading rooms, computer rooms, self-study rooms, audio-visual zones, and wireless network area offering seating for more than 2,000 at any given time. A new, cutting-edge high technology library is on the design board and construction is set for the north side of campus. It will cover an area of 48,000 square meters once completed.