The Asian Library - bringing Asian collections together.

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The Asian Library - bringing Asian collections together.


The Asian Library was opened by H.M. Queen Máxima on 14th September 2017 and brings together outstanding collections on South and Southeast Asia, China, Japan and both Koreas. Our Indonesian collection is the largest in the world.

The Asian Library, situated on top of the University Library, is a wonderful space for researchers, students and visitors to meet, study and conduct research. The Asian Library offers not only a 150-seat reading room but also features a cinema, an indoor garden, a centre for scholars & fellows and seminar rooms. In addition, an open stacks area with 4km of Asian materials was created and a 38km storage facility built nearby.

The Asian Library is indeed one of the major international centres for the study of Asia.