Fung Library

Today: Closed


Supporting the study of China, Japan, Russia, and Eurasia with world-class collections, expert librarians, and digital resources.

  • China’s Cultural Revolution
  • 2011 Japan Disasters archive
  • Post-WWII Soviet photographs
  • Spaces to study
Open to Harvard ID holders. We offer stacks access to external students and researchers who present an official form of ID.

Using the Library

Accessibility of Fung Library 

  • The Fung Library is accessible through the main entrance of the CGIS Knafel Building on Cambridge Street. Take the elevator one floor down to the concourse level for the library. 
  • Elevators and accessible restrooms are located just outside the library entrance.
  • Circulation Desk staff will assist patrons with out-of-reach items.

For more information or to arrange for assistance in advance, contact the Circulation Desk at 617-496-0485 or email Hugh Truslow



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.