Ask a Librarian

The East Asian Library reference services assist students, faculty members and researchers with studies on East Asia-related topics. We assist users of the service to: 

  • Formulate East Asian research topics
  • Search catalogue and databases to locate related resources
  • Select and evaluate sources of information
  • Verify incomplete bibliographic citations
  • Cite resources properly

Telephone Reference

Phone the reference desk of the East Asian Library at (416) 978-1024. 


In-Person research help is available at the reference desk in East Asian Library (120 St.George Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, Ontario). Students, faculty, and researchers are welcome to drop in and discuss their research topics. 
Reference desk hours: Monday to Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM 
For in-depth research questions, users are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with librarians before coming. To book an appointment, please contact Lucy Gan by phone (416)-978-1025, or email lucy.gan(AT)


University of Toronto students, faculty members and researchers can also email EAL librarians for research help. 
Please refer to the guide below to appropriately direct your email: 

General inquires and comments: 

Questions related to China Studies 

Stephen Qiao, China Studies Librarian 

Questions related to Japan Studies 

Fabiano Rocha, Japan Studies Librarian 

Questions related to Korea Studies 

Hana Kim, Korea Studies Librarian