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Princeton University: East Asian Library

Research access guide for Princeton University.

General Information

Facility: Princeton University East Asian Library
Address:  33 Frist Campus Center
Room 317
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: (609) 258-3182
FAX: (609) 258-4573
Contact: See below

About the Library:

Originally based on the Gest Oriental Library, the East Asian Library is still held in the Gest Library. The original collection, compiled by Guion Moore Gest, is comprised almost entirely of rare books in Chinese, primarily from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

For more information about the Japanese collection, please contact Setsuko Noguchi at (609) 258-6159 or by email.

Online Resources

Research Collections and Facilities

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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of September 2014 the East Asian Library contained 817,000 volumes of which 244,000 are Japanese. The East Asian Library's collections are focused on literature, history, philosophy, religion, geography, classics, and traditional Chinese medicine.



How to Use the Facility

Printing, Scanning, and Photocopying

Printing is limited to Princeton faculty, staff, and students, as well as those with access or borrower's cards. Printing is limited to 50 sheets a week, 200 sheets per month, and 2,100 sheets per year. Photocopiers are available in the library, and use TigerCards or prepaid photocopy cards, which can be purchased at the circulation desks of the Firestone, Engineering, Lewis, and Stokes libraries. Money can be added to these cards in the East Asian Library.

Scanners are available for use and capable of scanning in multiple file formats, which can be sent or saved to multiple locations. Princeton notes that these are primarily intended for students and faculty within the department, and others should make arrangements in advance with the department.

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