|Facility:||University of Washington East Asia Library|
|Address:||322 Gowen Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
|Hours:||Hours of Operation|
The East Asia Library dates back to 1937, when the Rockefeller Foundation funded the purchase of Chinese volumes by the University of Washington. The Far Eastern Institute, founded in 1946, took control of the collection, and began adding Japanese titles in 1948 with the addition of the George Kerr Collection.
For more information on the Japanese collections, please contact Azusa Tanaka at (206) 543-6603 or via email.
An online collection of the art on display throughout the University of Washington, Seattle campus.
Digital collection of data sets, monographs, images, journal articles, technical reports, and more created and published by University of Washington faculty, staff, and students.
Collection size: as of July 2014 the East Asian library included nearly 660,000 items of which over 167,000 are in Japanese. The East Asia Library collects material primarily in the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan languages concerning the humanities and social sciences. Although they do not actively collect natural or applied sciences material, it does acquire titles in those areas when they pertain to the historical and cultural traditions of East Asia.
Online catalog: catalog.lib.washington.edu
Students, faculty and staff of the University of Washington may borrow items within the circulating collections using their Husky Cards. Those unaffiliated with the university may apply for borrower's cards at Library Account Services on the first floor of Suzzallo Library. For information on pricing, please visit their Visitors website.
The East Asia Library has printing and scanning stations available for use. Scanners are free to use, while the printers take Husky cards or Dawg Prints cards as payment. For more information about the Dawg Prints cards, please visit their website.