Reference & Research

In addition to our regular collection, the East Asian Library has a comprehensive collection of East Asian bibliographies, indexes, biographies, encyclopaedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, and other reference tools.

We also offer a dedicated Reference Desk where the reference staff on duty will be happy to assist you in your research work.


[Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the EAL physical premise and Reference Desk are closed. For reference and consultation questions, please contact EAL librarians, or email ]

Our Reference Desk hours are:

  • Fall & Winter: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Summer: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm

Reference Librarians

You can also contact our librarians directly: 

Research Orientation

We also offer research orientations to the East Asian Library for Students and Faculty in the streams of East Asian Studies: Research Orientation