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The East Asian Reading Room may be used by any member of the Library but is intended primarily for those wishing to consult material from the JapaneseChinese and Korean collections.

It is part of the Aoi Pavilion, which was opened in March 1998 and named in recognition of a generous benefaction from Mr Tadao Aoi. In addition to the East Asian Reading Room on the first floor, the Aoi Pavilion contains the Library's collections of JapaneseChinese and Korean material in two bookstacks on the Ground Floor and Basement (mostly open access), together with a Seminar Room and offices for the staff of the Library's Japanese and Chinese departments.

Contact us

East Asian Reading Room
Cambridge University Library
West Road 
Cambridge 
CB3 9DR

Dr Kristin H. Williams (Head of Japanese & Korean Department)
Tel: 01223 333155
E-mail: japanese@lib.cam.ac.uk

Charles Aylmer (Head of Chinese Department)
Tel: 01223 333038
E-mail: chinese@lib.cam.ac.uk

Opening hours

Monday-Thursday

9:00-18:50 (staffed 9:00-17:10)

Friday

9:00-18:50 (staffed 9:00-16:50)

Saturday

9:00-16:30 (not staffed)

No fetching or transferring of items between 12.30 and 14.00 and after 17.00 (after 16.45 on Fridays). No fetching or transferring of items Saturdays. On Saturdays non-borrowable items can be consulted in the Manuscripts Reading Room.