Members: Chinese Culture University, Soo Chow University, Yang Ming University, Ming Chuan University, Shih Chien University, Taipei Veterans General Hospital-Medical, Takming College, Tatung University, Taipei College of Maritime Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, and National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Taipei Physical Education College.
Chinese Culture University, Soo Chow University, Yang Ming University, Ming Chuan University and Shih Chien University are located in Shihlin, which was called “PATTSIRAN” by the Pingpu Tribe in the past and translated into “Pa Chih Lieh” by Han Chinese people. This place was also called “Pa Chih Lieh Lin” due to the many woods in the area and renamed as “Pa Chih Lin” in the 6th year of the Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty. Later generations called it “Shihlin”, for the many scholars here. The Lieh of “Pa Chih Lieh” means union and connection, which is also the mission of this organization.
Pa Chih Lieh Inter-library Cooperation Association was established by the presidents of the originating universities: Chinese Culture University, Tsai-Mei Lin; Soo Chow University, Yuan-Tsun Liu; Yang Ming University, Sien-Shih Chang; Ming Chuan University, Teh-Ming Pao and Shih Chien University, Hsi-Ching-Fang on January 13, 1998, as the first regional university library consortium in Taiwan. It not only allows members to search and read the collections in each library, but also provides book loan services for each university in accordance with the regulations, and the librarians in each library can participate in workshops held by the other universities.
Taipei Veterans General Hospital-Medical Library, Takming College and Tatung University jointed the Association on May 5, 2004, increasing total members to eight. On June 16, 2004, the Association made the resolution to provide 20 library cards for exchange. In January 2010, the 1st Library Deans’ Conference was held at Taipei College of Maritime Technology, when Taipei College of Maritime Technology was accepted to be the 9th member of the Association. In July 2010, the Library Deans’ Conference was held at Shih Chien University and Taipei National University of the Arts and National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences were welcomed for a total of 11 members. In February 2012, Taipei Physical Education College jointed Pa Chih Lieh Inter-library Cooperation Association as its 12th member.