What materials comprise the Asian collections at the Library of Congress?

The Asian Division of the Library of Congress has custody of more than 4 million items in many Asian languages and dialects.

The Asian collections comprise more than 4 million items in many Asian languages and dialects, all of which are accessible in the Library's Asian Reading Room. These materials in print, manuscript, microform, and digital formats are organized into the following collections: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Asian American Pacific Islander. Visitors and researchers can access these collections and speak with reference librarians for the Asian collections in the Asian Reading Room.

The Division is divided into eight collections: 


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