The history of the library in Xidian University could trace back to 1949. Xidian has one library on both south and north campus, which share resources. Two libraries, composed of six departments, have a total construction area of about 59,700 square meters, with 5650 seats. By 2014, the library has a collection of 7.36 million books, including 2.61 million copies of paper documents and about 4.75 million electronic documents. The journals in foreign languages total 1300, and there are about 130 databases in Chinese and foreign languages on 45 platforms, covering all the disciplines and specialties of the university. The readership exceeded 1.9 million in 2014.