Reference & Research

We are still here for you!
Our librarians continue to provide reference & research support through
our Limited Consultation Service, beginning October 13, 2020
and Virtual Reference Desk, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 3 pm.
We can also be reached by email (in English, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) at

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.


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