The most comprehensive East Asian collection of any American university. We hold Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Western materials.
- Rare and ancient books
- Digitized scrolls and maps
- Local Chinese gazetteers
- Minority language materials
As of 2018, the Harvard-Yenching Library's collections exceed 1.5 million volumes, including over 900,000 Chinese, 400,000 Japanese, over 200,000 Korean, 30,000 Vietnamese, 55,000 Western languages, 4,000 Tibetan, 3,500 Manchu, and 500 Mongolian. The library also holds many rare and special collections, many of which have been digitized and are available to view on HOLLIS.
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Notice: Lending to Non-Harvard Institutions
Following recent operational changes, Harvard-Yenching Library (HMY) now provides Interlibrary Loan services to other institutions via Widener Library Resource Sharing (HLS). Read more about submitting requests.