The picture collection of National Central Library is especially rich in the New Year Pictures. The New Year Pictures' original form was a picture of a divine guardians or tigers of doors, during the Han dynasty in China. The Chinese New Year pictures flourished after Song Dynasty. Those pictures are portraits of the folk life in ancient China, including folktales, historic legend, the Immortals and mascot, flowers, fruits, animals, notes novels, and drama. The New Year pictures' theme from Chinese opera were printed in the Qianlong Emperor of Qing Dynasty. People often through such subjects increased education, cultural dissemination, broaden knowledge, and emotional expression. Even nowadays the New Year Pictures are still not difficult to identify and recognize the religious, artistic, social, and historical research value in the works. National Central Library has collected about 1,300 New Year Pictures. Most of them are digitized and can be searched in the New Year Pictures Database.