The KUAS was founded in June 1963. However, it was not until two years later that the first school
library was established on the Administration Hall's first floor. As a result of an increase in both
the number of students and books in its collection, it was considered necessary for the School to possess
an independent library building.
In response to this need, construction on the library started in 1973. In August 1975, construction
was completed and the library was officially open for public use. Meanwhile, the name of the library
was changed to Shih-Hsien Hall.
However, as a result of the preceding ten years of growth and development, the space of the original
sections became so limited that it could hardly fulfill its function as a library for all of the university's
students. As a result, in 1984, it was decided that the old library would be moved to the currently
used Information Hall with the new library spanning from the eighth to the twelfth floor. The present
library occupies an area of 2,887 square meters, almost twice the space covered by the old library.
Provincial Kaohsiung Institute of Technology founded.
Reading room for Institute of Technology established.
New library (Shih-Hsien Hall) completed for use.
Library moved to Information Industry Building.
School renamed to National Kaohsiung Junior College
of Technology and Commerce
College system switched to National Kaohsiung Institute
Renamed as National Kaohsiung University of Applied