Tibetan Collection

Harvard-Yenching Library materials on Buddhism, history, and literature.
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Harvard-Yenching Library

The Tibetan Collection at Harvard-Yenching Library centers on Buddhism but also includes holdings in history and literature.

Strengths of the collection include printings of the 17th- and 18th-century editions of the Kanjur and the Tanjur.

The Harvard Library also subscribes to the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, a digital library that contains about 17,000 volumes of Tibetan texts.

Accessing These Materials

  • Both Harvard-Yenching Library and Widener Library hold¬†Tibetan-language materials.
  • New publications from China, India and Tibet are regularly added at Widener Library and are supplemented by a growing collection of older materials in electronic form.
  • All materials can be located through Romanized records in HOLLIS.