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Harvard-Yenching Library

Please note: Harvard-Yenching Library will expand the Rare Book Reading Room on the 3rd floor during the month of June, 2015. Because of this project, books in the first three rows of stacks on the 3rd floor (call numbers J 110 – J 1876.4), which cover Chinese classics, Philosophy, and Religion up to Japanese esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyo) in Yenching classification will be temporarily moved to the sub-basement (a floor under the basement). Some of these books will be moved to the Harvard Depository and the rest will be moved back to the 3rd floor by the end of the summer. The sub-basement stacks are open stacks and are freely accessible.

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia.

 

Contact Information

 
(617) 495-2756
Main:
jkcheng@fas.harvard.edu
Circulation:
hylpub@fas.harvard.edu
ILL:
hyillweb@fas.harvard.edu
Address:
2 Divinity Avenue Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138
 
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Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

Harvard-Yenching Library is Harvard University's primary resource for research materials on traditional and modern East Asia. Announcements 

  • Harvard East Asian Conference Focuses on Collaboration, Read more.

Added Names/Aliases: Yenching Library, East Asian Library, Harvard Yenching, HYL

 

Collections

 

Overview

The collections comprise the most extensive academic research collections of East Asian materials outside of Asia. The core collection consists of publications in the humanities and social sciences on both traditional and modern East Asia. See the Harvard-Yenching Collections page for detailed information.

Archives

Special Collections include the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Manchu, Mongolian, and Tibetan Rare Book Collections; an extensive rare book collection in Western languages, Petzold Buddhist Collection, Naxi manuscripts, Chinese Rubbings, and the archives and manuscripts of Lingnan University Trustees and a Tiananmen archive.

 
 

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ACCESSIBILITY

 
  • An elevator and accessible restroom are available. There is no wheelchair access to the second floor; access to floors other than the first is possible but requires special arrangements.For more information or to arrange for assistance in advance contact Access Services via e-mail (hylpub@fas.harvard.edu) or 617-495-2756.