Study Lounges and Libraries

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Study Lounges

There are several study lounges around campus. We’ve put together a list of some of them, along with a short blurb about each lounge.

  • 4th and 6th Floor of the Commerce Building: This is a spacious study lounge equipped with computers as well as several comfortable sofas and tables. Students of the College of Commerce have access to the lockers upon request (limited to one locker per student).
  • Upper campus Study Lounge: This study lounge is located in the same building as the dining area on upper campus, right by Residential Community Tsu Chiang 9 Dormitory B1. The lounge consists of a warmly lit wooden floor area with sofas, low tables and cushions. It also has a bar where students can make their own tea or coffee for only 8 NTD.

Libraries

NCCU has a number of libraries, each with different specialties. Each library has study rooms for groups, lounges for studying, and other services. Familiarizing yourself with the resources available here will make studying more efficient and enjoyable.

There are 4 libraries around campus, namely:

NCCU also has one off campus library:

The IIR Library is located at: No. 64, Wanshou Road, Wenshan District. To get there, from the NCCU Main Gate, head towards Jasons Market Place and keep walking up the hill until you see a blue sign and a path going downhill. Go down that path and you should be able to find the IIR Library.

Library Cards

You can borrow books from all the libraries. If you are a full-time student, then your NCCU student ID serves as your library card. If you’d like to borrow books and other materials, but are not a full-time student, you can visit the desk on the first floor of the main library and request a card. To do this, you will need to fill out a form, and most likely need a deposit. You can get the deposit back when you close your account as long as there are no outstanding fines or charges.

Renting Movies

The main library offers a large selection of movies on the first floor, including the latest popular releases. Using your library card, you can borrow any of the movies in the lobby area next to the computer labs, but only to watch in the library at the designated computers. You will find many local students with headphones on enjoying a film, sometimes in pairs.

There are also a number of movies available to watch at home. Go to the small room at the back left corner of the computer lounge area (where everyone is watching their in-library films) and you can check out up to two discs at a time.

NCCU Clinic Medical and Counselling Services

The NCCU clinic is conveniently located behind the Post Office, across the Main Gate of NCCU. It is managed by Taipei City – Ren Ai Hospital, and offers medical and counselling services to students, faculty and staff.

NCCU subsidizes 100 NTD of all medical bills, although you’ll need to present your student ID to avail of the discounted price. Note that this doesn’t apply to students who don’t have an ID with a chip in it.

Opening Hours:
Open Monday to Saturday; Closed on Sundays

Registration: 8:30-11:30 AM / 1:30-4:30 PM / 5:00-6:30 PM
AM Clinic Hours (closed on Tuesday): 9:00-11:30 AM
PM Clinic Hours (closed on Saturday): 2:00-4:30 PM

– Tuesday PM clinic hours are extended from 6:00-8:00 PM
– Physical examination and vaccinations are available during all operating hours.

Contact Numbers: (02) 8237-7441 or (02) 8237-7444
Address: 117 Zhinan Rd., Section 2, Wenshan Dist., Taipei

Quick Links

Arranging and paying for a doctor’s appointment

  1. Get ReadyBring your student ID and your NHI card or passport
  2. Registration: Take a number from the machine next to the registration counter. Fill out the registration form if this is your first visit.
  3. Medical Consultation: Request a number and wait for it to be called. When it shows up, you can go to your medical consultation.
  4. Payment: If needed, you’ll need to get a number. Present your student ID and Passport/NHI card at the payment counter.
  5. Pick up your medicine: Present your Prescription Order at the pharmacy counter.
  6. Done!

Consultation Schedule

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* Please call to make an appointment for counselling sessions
** Doctors on duty may be subject to changes

If you have other medical needs, or are looking for a particular kind of doctor, read this post.

Office of International Cooperation (OIC)

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UPDATE: November 5th, 2017:
The Office of International Cooperation (OIC) basically represents the best friend on campus for every international or exchange student here at NCCU. Apart from being passionate about increasing the quantity and quality of English-taught courses and programs at NCCU, creating an international learning environment, and expanding student and faculty exchange, this office and its dedicated and kind staff members will assist you on your path to your degree in Taiwan or through your exchange semester.

Studying and living in a foreign country can certainly be challenging. Yet, the OIC staff is here to support your transition in multiple ways. First of all, this office can serve as your entity to talk to in case you do have any questions about adjusting or living in Taiwan (that is apart from any program specific questions which should still be handled by your department’s secretary). The Office of International Cooperation also encourages a truly international community on campus by aiming to build a bridge between international and local students through cultural or sporting events, for example. That is, under the guidance of the OIC, various student clubs and associations (such as the International Association, International Youth, and Student Ambassadors) are operating in order to ensure that your time at NCCU will be an awesome one. Activities include an IKEA trip to make sure your new room/apartment is not completely empty after you have just arrived, events targeting cultural exchange, trips to iconic sights in Taiwan such as Soon Moon Lake, and even Student Olympics.

The OIC can be found on the 8th floor of the Administration Building, opening times are from 9am to 5pm (Lunch break from 12pm to 1.30pm). More information on the Office of International Cooperation is also available here. Especially the “latest news” section of the official OIC website should be checked on a regular basis as it represents a vital source for you to know what is happening on campus. Of course, also don’t miss out on the OIC Facebook page