Fung Library

China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia
The Fung Library collects materials, primarily in the social sciences, to support the advanced study of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia.
Today: 9am - 5pm



Knafel Building, Concourse Level
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


  • The Fung Library is open to all Harvard ID holders and those with a Harvard Library Special Borrower Card.
  • Researchers from other institutions are welcome with a current ID or letter from their faculty.
  • Fung Library's collections do not currently circulate. Exceptions may be made for some items for Harvard community members or those with a Special Borrower Card.
  • The 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.



The H.C. Fung Library was founded in 2005, bringing together the libraries of the former Coolidge Hall, including:

  • the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Library,
  • the Japan Digital Resource Center (formerly the Documentation Center on Contemporary Japan),
  • and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Library.

The library collects resources related to international politics, foreign relations, foreign policy, economics, sociology, and political science of China, Japan, Russia and Eurasia.

Librarians with expertise in a designated area of the world and affiliated with a particular research institute select the library's holdings.