The research library at the Elling Eide Center is a leading resource for Asian Studies in the southeastern United States. The collection is available to scholars who are working on a defined research project for publication or for an advanced degree. For information on visiting the library for research, please visit our Visiting Scholars page.

The library contains more than 60,000 volumes covering every period of Chinese history from ancient times to the modern era. It also holds an extensive collection of scholarly journals of more than 300 titles from around the world. Holdings are in Chinese, Uyghur, English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, and French. In addition, the Center preserves and provides access to a wide range of primary research materials. Its archives and special collections include rare books and formative texts, manuscripts and prints, decorative arts and artifacts, personal papers, and more. Areas of concentration include medieval China from the fourth through tenth centuries, pre-modern peoples and languages of Central and Inner Asia, and the poetry of the Tang Dynasty, a field in which Elling Eide made a significant and lasting scholarly mark.

Researchers desiring access to the collection should visit our Visiting Scholars page for more details. 

Online Catalog:
Our library guide identifies some of the western-language databases, printed works, and library services that support research in Asian Studies at our library. For more detailed information about relevant print and electronic resources, please consult the online catalog.