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East Asian Collection

East Asian Collection, The University of Iowa Libraries

  • The UI Libraries, with the support of the Japan Foundation and the UI Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, has recently opened its East Asian Reading Room with a Seminar Room, located on the second floor of the UI Main Library, adjoining the East Asian Collection. This reading room provides space and technology for students and faculty to use the East Asian Collection and to support the teaching and research of UI East Asian programs.

    Faculty, lecturers, staff, and students may reserve the Seminar Room by contacting Carolyn Simon (, or reserving in Outlook (location RES-LIB2006-SeminarR). Please try to reserve the room at least 1 day in advance. Keys are available at the Main Library Service Desk. The Seminar Room includes a, large-screen monitor, a BLU-RAY player, a PC with internet, individual headsets, a whiteboard, and seating for 18 people.

    Opening hours are Monday through Friday 8am-9pm.

  • Online Acquisition Request
    Use this form to suggest journals or books that you would like to see added to the East Asian Collection

  • Chinese Collection – Reference & Comments Form
  • Japanese Collection – Reference & Comments Form