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About

The East Asia Library, Stanford’s primary Asian studies collection, holds over 680,000 volumes in the social sciences and humanities for all historical periods in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages. With access to more than 800,000 volumes of online books and journals, EAL collections also consist of special collections, government documents, media, and periodicals.

Access

The East Asia Library is located in the Lathrop Library, with collections on the basement, 2nd and 3rd floors of the north building. The entrance to the library is located on the 2nd floor. Please note that the East Asia Library is closed from August 25 - September 14, for completing the move from Meyer Library to Lathrop Library. The East Asia Library will open to the public on Monday, September 15. During the closure, East Asia Library materials from SAL 1/2 and 3 will be pageable to Green Library. Please see our Library Move Information page for the latest information.

Accessibility

The EAL is accessible to people with limited mobility. Ask at the circulation desk for help in getting items located on upper/lower shelves. If staff assistance is needed, please call the circulation desk (650-725-3435).

Location

The East Asia Library is located in the Lathrop Library building, 518 Memorial Way, just east of the Oval.

Transit and parking

Marguerite lines V, C, X and Y stopping along Serra Mall. Visitor parking is available in Parking Structure 6 (PS6) and metered parking is available along Serra St. in front of Encina Hall. Approximately 5 minutes to walk to EAL from parking.