The Asian Collections Reading Room (Third floor) provides access to the Library's collection of Asian language books, journals, electronic resources and databases. Asian languages covered include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Farsi, Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan. Some Asian language electronic resources are also accessible from the Main Reading Room.
In the Asian Collections Reading Room visitors will also find:
- selected current magazines in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and Thai
- latest two months of newspapers in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai
- significant scholarly collections in Western languages on Asia.
Indonesian and Vietnamese language materials are available through the Main Reading Room. Non-Asian language materials about Asia are generally available through the Main Reading Room.
After hours access to Asian Collections may be possible through the Petherick Reading Room by prior arrangement.