In June 2000, authorized by the Ministry of Education, the new Jilin University was founded on the basis of the former Jilin University, Jilin University of Technology, Norman Bethune Medical University, Chang Chun University of Science and Technology and Chang Chun Telegraph Institute.
Subsequently, the libraries of the five universities merged into Jilin University library, five branches included: the Central library, the Technology library, the Medical library, the Geosciences' library and the Information library.
Currently there are 383 staffs, including 1 professor, 7 librarians, 56 associate librarians, 167 assistant librarians. Of all the staffs, there are 24 master and doctoral candidates and 296 professionals. 208 staffs awarded Bachelor's degree account for 54.3%. After many years constructing, library has established a multiple and comprehensive bibliographic resources system whose main body is humanities, social science, engineering science, medicine, geological science and information science.
Collections include 12 branches of learning, ranging from philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, medicine, management, agriculture to military. Now collections totaled 6.9 million volumes (July 2006 deadline).