goodbye to the east asian library blog

February 28, 2011 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

East Asian LibraryThe East Asian library is one of the oldest libraries of Asian studies in Europe with a large collection on China, Japan and Korea.

All of our East Asian collections, including reading room reference collections, teachers’ shelves, reading room journals; rare books formerly inside the Arsenaal Van Gulik room and other special collections, have moved from the Arsenaal building to the stacks and vaults of the new Asian Library at Witte Singel 27.

The new reading room of the Asian Library will be open to the public from March 22; the subject librarians on Asia will also move along into their office inside the Asian Library.

Part of our western language collection will be shelved on open stacks at the SUB (-1 floor) in the main University Library (UB), these books are available for browsing by Library of Congress classification, although parts of the collection still need new classification numbers and await shelving. Our pre-1930 collections, including all collections formerly inside the Van Gulik Room, are incorporated into Leiden’s Special Collections. Please contact the Special Collections staff for more information.

All books can be requested through the library catalogue and delivered to the ‘Main University Library’, or another library of your choice. Books are usually available within the hour from the library lockers on the ground floor. Scan your LU-card to get them.

Our collection of online sources – both free and licensed- is still growing, these can be found through the links below (databases China, Japan, Korea). The large collection of Asian films will be available for viewing inside the new ‘Vos’ media room inside the Asian Library.

Please contact us for information, we are here to help you!

quick links

databases and eresources:

browse by subject:

search library catalogue

follow the (new) Asian Library on Twitter
more links:

movie collection:

:::suggest new titles for the library

Collegeroosters Chinees
Collegeroosters Japans
Collegeroosters Koreaans
inloggen op Blackboard


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