Abstract Xing Yunlin was an important library scientist in the Republic of China era. His library research involves magazine management, books cataloging, books purchasing, translation and introduction of foreign library science, etc. Especially the book of Methods of Books Purchasing is the only one to discuss library’s books purchasing in detail during the Republic of China. His works of library science and contribution deserved deep survey and study.
Keywords Xing Yunlin. Works of library science. Books purchasing.