East Asian Library

The East Asian Library and the Gest Collection

普林斯頓大學葛思德東亞圖書館 ・ プリンストン大学東アジア図書館 ・ 프린스턴 대학교 동아시아 도서관

Today's Hours

For summer, holidays or recess hours, please consult the full schedule.

Contact Us

Frist Campus Center
 (609) 258-3182
Fax: (609) 258-4573
The East Asian Library is located in the Frist Campus Center

Outside Visitors Welcome

The East Asian Library is once again welcoming outside library patrons.   Please note that visitors are still required to continue to follow the visitor policy at https://ehs.princeton.edu/VisitorPolicy#Visitor%20Policy%205-16-22.

Interior of the East Asian Library

The East Asian Library collects materials in practically all subjects in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, as well as works on Chinese, Japanese and Korean linguistics and literatures in Western languages.  Although the Gest Library was originally begun with the acquisition of many rare books, today it is the working collection that supports all kinds of research done in the Department and Program of East Asian Studies. Emphases in the makeup of the collection reflect the strengths of the department. Thus the collection is quite comprehensive in works on literature and history, with less stress placed on works in the social sciences. As is appropriate to the Chinese collection, it is also voluminous in philosophy and religion, geography and the classics; of special note is the collection on traditional Chinese medicine. The Japanese collection has similar areas of strength with the holdings in premodern history being particularly noteworthy. The Korean collection, though much smaller in scale than the other two, provides a basis for scholarly research. 

Latest News

  • Trial of Ichushi Web (医中誌web)

    Princeton, September 1, 2022 Princeton users now have trial access to Ichushi Web (医中誌web). Ichushi Web is an online database which provides indexed entries to more than 13 million Japanese abstracts...

  • Trial to Records of War Crime Tribunals (mainly related to the Tokyo Trials)

    Princeton, July 1, 2022: Starting from today Princeton users have trial access to “Records of War Crime Tribunals: Mainly Related to Tokyo Trials” (オンライン版 法務省旧蔵 東京裁判・戦争裁判関係資料).The database is the...

  • Three new East Asian databases

    Princeton, July 01, 2022: Princeton users have now permanent access to three new East Asian DatabasesAccess is available on the University network, via VPN (SRA, not GlobalProtect) or off-site...