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University of California Santa Barbara: East Asian Collection

General Information

Facility: University of California at Santa Barbara East Asian Library
Address: East Asian Library, UCSB Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Phone: (805) 893-2365
 About the library:

Founded in 1967, the Henry H. Tai East Asian Collection holds collections in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.  It is located on the 5th floor of UCSB Library.

For more information on the collection, please contact the East Asian Collection librarian by email.


Resources and Facilities

Minimal amounts of Japanese materials are available in several other libraries on the UCSB campus, including the following:

Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of May 2023 the East Asian Library contained about over 160,000 print items, of which nearly 40% are in Japanese. The East Asian Library collection focuses primarily on Chinese and Japanese resources. It does not include arts, music, or science and engineering materials, as these are contained within their respective libraries.

Online Resources

How to Use the Facility

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