East Asian Library - Access

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 on the third and fourth floors of the west wing of the Frist Campus Center and the adjoining area on the third floor of Jones Hall. In Jones Hall are the Reference Room, Western-language materials, and those Chinese and Japanese bound periodicals cataloged under the Harvard-Yenching system. Offices, the circulation desk, the reserve collection, the (selective) Current Periodicals Room, and the Wilhelm Collection are on the third floor of Frist Campus Center, as are the catalogs and the Periodical Workroom (with the remainder of unbound periodicals). Chinese and Japanese stacks are located on the fourth floor of Frist Campus Center. For detailed explanations, see under the Guide "Locating books".

Food, drinks, and smoking are not permitted in the library.

Floor Plans

East Asian Library floor plans in PDF format.

Loan Periods

Type of Materials Undergraduates Graudate Students Faculty
Regular Stack Books 8 weeks Academic year Academic year
Western Periodicals 24 hours 24 hours 24 hours
CJK Periodical published within last 20 years 8 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks
Unbound Periodiclas Noncirculating Noncirculating Noncirculating
Other Periodicals 8 weeks Academic year Academic year
Reference Works Noncirculating Noncirculating Noncirculating
Reserve Books 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours

Reserve books not returned within one hour after opening the following day and recalled books not returned within ten days are subject to fine.

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges are extended to all members of the University community with valid identification cards, as well as to all members of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Westminster Choir College. Please refer to the Access Office in Firestone Library for any further questions.

Rare Book Room Access

The East Asian Rare Book Collections are physically located in the main Firestone Library. Please refer to the section Using Rare Books in the left column..

Outside visitors

Outside visitors are welcome to use the East Asian Library. For borrowing privileges, please contact the Access Office in Firestone Library. Prospective users of the East Asian Library can apply to the Friends of the Princeton University Library Visiting Fellowships for some limited funding; note that competition is fierce.

Reference Services

Services are available Monday through Friday, 9-5, or you can use our Contact page to ask a reference question.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary borrowing privileges are extended to all valid users of the East Asian Library. Those who need materials from other libraries should fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request form, available at the circulation desk. For assistance (recommended for all Chinese, Japanese and Korean studies material), please consult the reference librarians: Joshua Seufert (Chinese materials - Frist 314), Setsuko Noguchi(Japanese materials - Frist 315), or Hyoungbae Lee (Korean materials - Joned 307A), or use our online form.


Faculty members, graduate students, and seniors are eligible for carrels; visiting scholars who plan to stay for some time may also be assigned a carrel, space permitting. Application forms can be obtained from the circulation desk in person.