Zhejiang University sometimes referred to as Zhèdà , is an elite C9 League university in Zhejiang province. It is also a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University. Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest, most selective and most prestigious institutions of higher education. It is also a member of the Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. The university campus is located in the city of Hangzhou. Zhejiang University Library's collection contains about 7 million volumes, making it one of China's largest academic libraries.