The Humanities and Social Sciences Branch Library was established in September, 1985. At that time, the branch library was under the Humanities and Social Sciences Department’s management.
In September of 1990, the branch library was located in the first and second floors of section A of the Humanities and Social Sciences building, covering 48,420 square feet.
In 1992, the Main Library took over management of the branch library.
The branch library holds collections mainly related to humanities and social sciences researches, especially in Chinese literature, English literature, linguistics, Chinese intellectual history, Chinese cultural history, technology history, philosophy, social sciences, anthropology, economics, general social sciences and management sciences.