Japanese Collection is held on the 2nd level of the ERC.
Books are catalogued using the Library of Congress classification system, and are intershelved with the Chinese materials:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION
TABLE OF MAIN CLASSES
Books in the East Asian Collection acquired prior to June 2012 were catalogued using the Harvard-Yenching classification system. These older books have recently converted into the Library of Congress classification system. If you can't find a book, please check the sorting shelves or contact the Information desk on the 3rd level of ERC. The main classification areas are:
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
including geography, biographies of people in history
women, family, economics, law, education, sociology
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
textbooks, kanji, novels, classic literature
FINE AND RECREATIVE ARTS
music, film, art, sports
medicine, science, biology
AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
including armed forces
GENERALIA AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
The library catalogue:
The journal collection is now open for browsing at the end of the collection nearest the doors. You can read the journals and photocopy parts, but only staff and postgrad students may borrow bound journals, and then only for 2 days.
The East Asian Collection has a small collection of basic Western language reference works for use with the East Asian language materials.