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Stanford University: East Asia Library

Research access guide for Stanford University.

General Information

Facility: Stanford University East Asia Library
Address: 518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 725-3435
Email: email
Hours: Hours of Operation

About the library:

Housing Stanford University's primary Asian studies collection, the East Asia Library is now located in the Lathrop Library and contains over 680,000 volumes. The library offers travel grants to assist in using the collections.

For more information concerning the Japanese collection, please contact Dr Regan Murphy Kao at (650) 725-3437 or via email.

Research Collections

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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of 2014 the East Asian Library at Stanford housed over 680,000 items of which nearly 205,000 are in Japanese. The East Asia Library's collections focus primarily on the humanities and social sciences from all time periods. Western language items are not held by the East Asia Library, but instead are housed in the Green Library.


Online catalog:


How to Use the Facility

Borrowing and Extended Access Privileges

While the East Asian Library is accessible by the general public, borrowing privileges are limited to those with either a Stanford ID, UC Berkeley ID, or a UC/Stanford Reciprocal Services Program card. Unaffiliated members may gain access to the collections for seven days within a 12-month period for free by filling out the Visitors' Registration Form. Those interested in purchasing further access during a 12-month period or borrowing privileges may do so. For more information, please visit Stanford's Cards for access & borrowing page.

Photocopying and Scanning

Printers, photocopiers and scanners are available at Stanford libraries. For pricing information, please visit their Print, copy, and scan webpage.

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