E-Reserves are found at the Electronical Teaching Reference Service Platform of Peking University. Patrons can search course materials by course name, course code, professor's name or the title of the designated textbook. Our platform now owns more than 10,000 volumes of E-Reserves, in which over 7,000 are in Chinese, 3,000 are in English, involving over 30 departments and 1000 courses. Giving priority to undergraduate courses, the content of E-Reserves covers a variety of disciplines in social science and natural science.

Patrons can do online reading on the platform, or download to local computer. Before accessing the E-Reserves, patrons need to install "Apabi Reader". By clicking on the "Check out" button in the detailed information pages, readers could download the books and read them on the local computer. The E-Reserves downloaded to the local computer are read-only, and cannot be printed at present. Each time one reader can borrow 10 volumes of E-Reserves for 7 days. After returning them on time readers can borrow again.

The service is limited to Peking University IP Addresses. Designed to facilitate teaching and research in the university, it is strictly prohibited for commercial use. Electronic database will continue to improve and update in time, faculties and students are welcome to use it. If you have any suggestions or comments, please contact us!

Address: E5-1 teaching reference room in the library

Tel: 62754224




The site was set up by a subproject of university teaching reference information management and service system, organized by Fudan University. 51 university libraries had participated in the construction. This system consists of two databases: teaching reference information database and electronic full-text course reserves database. At present, the first database has collected 50,000 pieces of teaching reference courses information, among which 32,000 pieces have already been made available online. The second database collects 20,000 digitized reference books and 40,000 digital reference books recommended by publishers.


CALIS Full-text database

Patrons with a Peking University ID or using a Peking University IP address can log onto the system.

PIN: beijingdaxue1 or beijingdaxue2

Password: 211010

The above two accounts allow multiple logins at the same time, using the option of "browse online". In the future, the system will improve to provide "full-text download" along with "browse online".

PS: When an account has been logged in and used to browse a book online, other patrons using the same account will receive the following message: “Since you've downloaded books on other computers and haven’t returned those books, you are not allowed to download temporarily. You can download after you return the books on other computers. Or you may choose to browse books online.” This message is designed for the download function. Currently, there is only online-reading provided, so please ignore this message, and press "OK" directly. This will not affect your online reading.