The East Asian Library, part of the Leiden University Libraries, have their own reading room and stacks in the 'Arsenaal' building. The East Asian Library houses a large collection on China, Japan and Korea.
Leiden University is building a new Asian Library on top of the University Library (UB) at the Witte Singel in Leiden. Work starts on 26 April 2016, and is expected to last until the end of December.
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As of early January 2015, at the various locations of the Leiden University Libraries the LU-Card will be used for printing and photocopying.
The 'Asian Collections' project, which started in 2013, is a large project dedicated to catalogue all Asian collections at Leiden University Libraries, i.e. the collections at the Arsenaal building of Chinese, Japanese and Korean, plus all Asian materials at the UB Witte Singel of the former Kern Institute. Together with the KITLV-collections, these collections will be merged into our future 'Asian Library'.
The Sinology collection gets a boost thanks to the opening of a Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies at Leiden University Libraries.
The East Asian Library now have their own blog with background information on the Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections, detailed information on the most important databases in the field of Asian studies, and lots of other useful and interesting links for our library. You can find our blog through eastasianlibrary.wordpress.com .
This is an overview of the addresses and opening hours for 2016 of the Leiden University Libraries and the Leiden University Medical Center's Library (Walaeus).
This is an overview of contact persons for collections, management, Public Relations, Scaliger Institute and others.
The collection of the East Asian Library is accessible to all students, staff members and researchers of Leiden University. Others can also use the facilities for study and research.
Arsenaalstraat 1, Leiden
Is the building accessible for wheelchair users and are there special facilities?
The East Asian Library has a multimedia room with tv, video and dvd equipment where one can watch and listen to all the multimedia materials available in the East Asian collections. Use of the equipment is free of charge.
Computer and study facilities in the East Asian Library
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How many computer workstations are available and where at the library? Check out realtime information on our website and on Leiden University’s mobile site. Now also available for the Law Library.
Books from the East Asian Library can be requested online in the catalogue .
From a recent customer satisfaction survey and frequently asked questions, we at the library have noticed that you find remote access to our collections tricky. Here are three simple steps to get remote access to e-journals and databases.
Professor of Korean Studies Remco Breuker has been awarded a subsidy from the European Research Council to study the dispute between both Koreas and China on the history of Manchuria. Political scientist Daniela Stockmann will be examining the role of social media and how the Chinese authorities handle this.