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East Asia Library

East Asia Library move information

With the Stanford Board of Trustees' approval to move the occupants of the Meyer Library, plans are underway to move the East Asia Library to the former Graduate School of Business South building, renamed Lathrop Library, in Summer 2014. Renovation plans are being made that will make library materials and services more accessible and provide an environment conducive to research and collaboration.

Some highlights:
- individual and group study rooms
- seminar rooms with A/V capabilities
- faculty teaching space
- more study carrels and group study tables
- special collections reading room

Important dates

Starting from late June, Stanford's East Asia Library will be moving from its current location at Meyer Library to the new location at Lathrop Library. The entire move process will take about three months to complete. Library staff will make their best effort to keep the collections and service open as long as possible. However, the library will need to be closed on certain days to facilitate the move. The following is a schedule of closures and important dates from June to September. 
June 16 -24
Mezzanine stacks closed, materials available by paging only.
June 23 and 24
June 25 - July 14
Circulation, stacks and Reading Room open.
July 15 - August 22
Mezzanine stacks closed; collection materials available via paging only. Circulation,  Reading Room open.
August 23 - September 14
All East Asia Library collections and services closed.
September 15
East Asia Library opens in Lathrop Library, all library collections and services available.

Please note that the circulation desk will remain at Meyer Library until August 22. The borrowing, picking-up, and returning of East Asia Library materials will still be handled at Meyer. These services will not be available from August 25 to September 14. Users are encouraged to check out books they need by August 22. During the closed period, they can still use services such as Inter-library Loan to obtain materials from other institutions, especially UC Berkeley's East Asia Library. Late returns during the closed period will be forgiven.