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Ivy Plus Libraries' Digital Projects on East Asia

Individual Institution's collections

Chinese rare books from Individual Libraries:

Chinese rare books at Columbia

Chinese rare books and special materials are mostly stored at the Kress Rare Books & Special Collections Reading Room. See more information here. The following is a selected list:

Harvard Yenching:


Princeton's Chinese rare book catalog based on traditional classifications

Treasures of the East Asian Library


Chinese rare books at Yale

The Chinese Rare Books at Yale database brings together information about Chinese rare books and manuscripts held primarily in East Asia Library Special Collections in SML and also in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The collection consists predominantly of printed works published before 1796. There are 439 works represented in the database and each record contains extensive bibliographic data and notes, an image of the first page of the text, and a link to the catalog record in Orbis, Yale’s online catalog.

UBC's rare book collection

Chinese Rare books from outside North American libraries

Taiwan's NCL union catalog : includes rare books from Library of Congress and UC Berkeley

National Library of China

學苑汲古 高校古文獻資源庫