The main collection of print materials is located on the fifth floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library (JRL), as are the offices of the subject specialists. Additional East-Asian-language materials are incorporated into the Regenstein Library’s general collections.

Visitors can gain access to the East Asian Collection by obtaining a pass at the Access & Privileges Office located by the main entrance of Regenstein Library.

Locations at a Glance

Call Numbers

Materials in the East Asian Collection bear identification numbers in the following systems:

  • Harvard–Yenching Classification System (for items processed before the mid-1980s)
  • Library of Congress Classification System (for items processed since the mid-1980s)
  • W-CJK System (local system for items waiting to be classified and fully cataloged using the Library of Congress Classification System)

East-Asian-Studies materials in English and other non-CJK languages are part of the Joseph Regenstein Library’s general collections. All items in the general collections are cataloged according to the Library of Congress Classification System.