MORE than 500 books were added to Hong Kong Shue Yan College's new library by a delegation from Tsinghua University, China, last week. The group, led by vice-president Hu Xianzhang, presented the books, published by the Tsinghua University Press. Professor Hu said the donation was made to celebrate the completion of the library complex and to mark the long-standing co-operation between the two institutes. The 19-floor complex, which officially opens on November 15, includes a library, a research centre, a conference room, and accommodation for visiting scholars. The library, which occupies five floors of the complex, houses more than 100,000 books, periodicals and journals. The college has also received book donations from China's Beijing University and the People's University of China. Chung Chi-yung, college vice-president, said the two institutes started running joint courses - on the Chinese economy and Chinese history - four years ago. Each year students from Shue Yan College attend lessons at Tsinghua, while two professors from the university visit the territory for five weeks to conduct lectures. Students from the college go on a two-week exchange tour to Tsinghua in January, set up by two college lecturers who were students at Tsinghua University.