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6th Floor (Japanese / Korean Collections、Matteo Ricci & Pacific Studies、Center for Chinese Studies – Materials)

[Japanese / Korean Collections] [Matteo Ricci & Pacific Studies] [Center for Chinese Studies – Materials] [Japanese / Korean Collections] 

[Japanese / Korean Collections Reading Room ]

● About the Collection

The criteria for inclusion of books/ materials to this reading room include language, material type, subjects, research value,etc. To fulfill the NCL Collection Development Policy, the Library, in additionto Chinese resources, has also been making effort to acquire Japanese and Korean scholarly humanities and social sciences resources. In this Japanese /Korean Collections Reading Room, users could find reference works, monographs, periodicals, newspapers, etc. in these two languages. Besides, users could also access to the research reports carried out under the Japanese Government subsidy that the NCL acquired through Exchange Programs. Most of the resources in this reading room are post-World War II materials. Available seats: 28.

● Services and Facilities

(1) Retrieval Service

     The books and newspapers kept at the open-shelf area are all for self-help free access. For the books/ materials kept in the closed stacks, please place a retrieval request at the Service Counter. Staff on duty will retrieve the needed books/ materials upon request.

(2) Facilities and Services

     Users can ask questions about the collections in this reading room at the Service Counter. There are 3 computers and one printer equipped in this room for users to do searches and print out.

● Service Hours

(1) Opening Hours

     Tuesday- Friday:9:00-17:00

(2) Retrieval Services

     Tuesday- Friday:9:00-16:30


[Matteo Ricci & Pacific Studies Reading Room ]

● About the collection

  In April 2010, NCL has established the MatteoRicci & Pacific Studies Reading Room on the 6th floor. The Taipei Ricci Institute long-term deposits about 50,000 volume collection of books to the Library. The books, chiefly in Chinese, English, and French, focus mainly on linguistics, philosophy, and social sciences. Besides housing the Ricci Institute’s books and periodicals, there are also those relating to the Societyof Jusus, Matteo Ricci, East-West cultural exchange, and international sinological research, also in several languages. Additionally, a future direction for development of this reading room will be to build up a collection relating to the field of Pacific Studies.More than 30,000 books are on display in the reading room. There are 28 available seats, two computers for the users to conduct online retrieval, and a printer/copy machine.

● Opening hours

   Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00-17:00

   Mondays and National Holidays: Closed


[Center for Chinese Studies – Materials Reading Room ]

● About the collection

  The Center for Chinese Studies Reading Room is located on the 6th floor of the National Central Library. This area holds books and periodicals on sinology from around the world, photocopies of ancient Chinese books extant abroad, doctoral dissertations related to sinology from universities in Europe and the Americas, and publications of mainland China and foreign countries. In the open shelves area, readers can access to publications on recent political and economic affairs, laws, and other information on mainland China, as well as reports and periodicals.

● Services

  During opening hours, staff is on duty to answer questions, and computers are available for conducting online searches in databases, indices, and bibliographies. In this reading room, two copy machines, one printer, and one scanner are available for use. Besides, there are eight study carrels available for overseas scholars to do researches at the Center. Available seats: 48.

● Opening hours

  Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00

  Mondays and National Holidays: Closed

Last Update Time:2017-06-03