East Asia Library Fall Quarter 2023 update

September 24, 2023Joshua Capitanio

Exterior Entrance to East Asia Library

New website

Stanford Libraries has launched a new website, and the East Asia Library website has been completely redesigned. Visit our new web page to learn more about our collections and services. Many of our important pages have changed locations. Here are a few quick links to help you find what you are looking for:


Welcome our new Korean Studies Librarian

We are very excited to introduce our new Korean Studies Librarian, Jee-Young Park, who will join Stanford Libraries in January 2024. Jee-Young is currently providing limited reference support for our Korean collections. Please submit any reference questions to the East Asia Library.


Lecture series and events at the East Asia Library

We host a number of events related to the study of East Asia, in collaboration with partners such as the Center for East Asian Studies, the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Visit those organizations’ web pages to learn more about their events for the 2023-2024 academic year (note: events at the East Asia Library are also listed under Lathrop Library, the building in which the East Asia Library is located):


Moving Stanford’s library and archival collections 2023-2024

The university is decommissioning the Stanford Auxiliary Libraries 1-2 (SAL 1-2). In response, the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) have planned a three-year project to enhance both physical access to and discovery of our collections. We share this information so that all of the scholars and students who rely on these collections will be able to best plan their research.

While the project is underway, the following affected collections will have limited access:  

  • Rare Books: Severely limited access from the summer of 2023 through the 2024 academic year. Faculty, students, and researchers who may need access to items in this part of the rare book collection during the transition period should contact the appropriate subject curator or Rare books curator Ben Albritton as soon as possible to make access arrangements.  
  • University Archives and the Manuscripts collections: Processed collections should remain accessible. Some un-processed collections may be unavailable during the transition, so users should inquire far in advance before making research plans. Records for newly processed manuscript material will be made available via the Online Archive of California and the Libraries’ discovery environments as they are processed.   
  • General circulating collection: Books and serials transferred from SAL 1-2 to SAL 3 will be immediately available via paging to campus as soon as they have been ingested in their new home.  
  • Education Library: The curriculum collection, reference, and current periodicals of the Education Library collection have been incorporated into Green Library. Users can page the rest of the collection until the collection as a whole is moved into its new home in the newly renovated Education building.  
  • East Asia Library special collections materials: Special collections materials have all been transferred to the East Asia Library. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean multi-volume series and big sets have been transferred to SAL3. The Harvard-Yenching and Nippon Decimal Classification collections will be gradually transferred to SAL3 during the fall and winter quarters. For questions about requesting items that may be in transit, please contact East Asia Library circulation.