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Fung Library

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

Added Names/Aliases: Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Collection, Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan (DCJ) Collection, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Collection
 
 
 
 

HOURS OF OPERATION

 
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General Hours
 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Contact by Phone
(617) 496-0485
Contact by Email / Web
truslow@fas.harvard.edu
Website
 
Official Website
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Fung Library, Knafel Building, Concourse Level, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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ABOUT

 

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia, and to further the research and teaching of the FAS and the University on these geographic regions.

 

Collections

 

Overview

The Davis Center Collection, the Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan, and the Fairbank Center Collection collect books, periodicals, reference works, and special collections on Russia and Eurasia, postwar Japan, and China since 1949.

Special Collections

Davis Center Collection - Archival, photograph and other collections on Russian history, society.
Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan - Newspaper clipping files on contemporary Japan.
Fairbank Center Collection - Rare and unique materials on the Chinese Communist Party.

 
 

LIBRARY SERVICES

 
  • Borrowing
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL) and circulation policies vary by collection. Please contact the staff of the particular collection for more details. In some cases special borrowing arrangements can be made for teaching and research purposes.

  • Reference and Research
  • The librarians are available to answer reference questions, to assist with use of the collections, to provide in-depth research assistance and to offer library instruction sessions and other support for teaching.

 
 

LIBRARY STAFF

 
Hearst, Nancy Librarian for the Fairbank Center Collection hearst@fas.harvard.edu Request an Appointment
Sakaguchi, Kazuko Librarian, Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan sakaguch@fas.harvard.edu Request an Appointment
Truslow, Hugh truslow@fas.harvard.edu Request an Appointment
 

VISITOR POLICIES

 
  • Visitor
  • Fung Library admits all individuals who hold a current Harvard ID or an HCL Special Borrower Card. The library also provides access to its stacks to students, faculty and researchers of other universities, colleges and research centers who present a current institutional ID, letter from their faculty, passport or other official form of ID. The Davis Center and Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan collections do not currently circulate. In the past, borrowing privileges have been extended to those with a current Harvard ID or a Harvard College Library Special Borrower's Card, which can be obtained at the Privileges Office. Materials in the Fairbank Center Collection do not circulate.

 
 

ACCESSIBILITY

 
  • The Fung Library is accessible through the main entrance of the Knafel Building on Cambridge Street. Take the elevator one floor down to the concourse level for the library. Elevators and accessible bathrooms are located just outside the library entrance. Library staff will assist patrons with out-of-reach items. For more information or to arrange for assistance in advance contact the Circulation Desk at at 617-496-0485.