How can I access Asian Division Rare Materials?

Asian Division rare materials are accessible by appointment only. All researchers requesting rare materials are required to write, email, or telephone the Asian Division prior to their visits as advance notice is needed to retrieve rare items for research use.

The researcher must fill out the Asian Reading Room Rare Books Request form. The researcher must also read and sign the Asian Reading Room Registration and Agreement form on a daily basis.

For more information about the process of viewing Rare Books in the Asian Reading Room, please visit the Asian Reading Room Rare Book Policy site

Last Updated: Jul 28, 2020
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Asian Division
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Washington, DC 20540-4810