Books are shelved by language. Japanese materials are highlighted with orange colour label on the spine.
The East Asian Collection is classified according to the Harvard-Yenching classification scheme for Chinese and Japanese and the Library of Congress Classifications. The Collection Codes for East Asian language materials adopted by the INNOPAC system are as follows:
UniM ERC EA ...... items in the general collection
UniM ERC EA f .... folio items
UniM ERC EA REF .. reference [not for loan]
UniM Baill Spc/EA ...... closed stack [not for loan, use in Cultural Collections Reading Room only. Request items using this form.
UniM ERC P ....... Periodicals
UniM Baill MIC ..... Microform items [Basement, Baillieu]
UniM STO ........... Store
100-999 中国 经学类 CHINESE CLASSICS 1000-1999 哲学宗教类 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 2000-3999 历史科学类 HISTORICAL SCIENCES 4000-4999 社会科学类 SOCIAL SCIENCES 5000-5999 语言文学类 LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 6000-6999 美术游艺类 FINE AND RECREATIVE ARTS 7000-7999 自然科学类 NATURAL SCIENCES 8000-8999 农业工艺类 AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY 9000-9999 总录书志类 GENERALIA AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
The main classes and sub-classes of the HY classification can be viewed from the following URL: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/asian/Harvard-Yenching.html
TABLE OF MAIN CLASSES
The East Asian Collection has a small basic Western language reference works for use with the East Asian language materials. They are classified in Dewel Decimal Classification.