[Objective] Peking University Library (PKULib) conductes a series of usability study to provide valuable usability improvement suggestions for its new home page design. [Context] With researchers' growing dependence on digital libraries, a library website is no longer an image or a window of a library, but a tool with excellent-usability which provides quick access to the resources required. User friendly interface has a direct impact on website usability. [Methods] This paper mainly focuses on the heuristic evaluation of the old version website of PKULib and the library websites peer-study. [Results] Based on the results of the heuristic evaluation and the websites peer-study, the paper introduces the PKULib website redesign. [Conclusions] As a result, the paper gets the common practices in library website design, which would provide valuable interface design recommendations for usability improvement of the library website design.
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