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C. V. Starr East Asian Library - WikiCU, the Columbia University wiki encyclopedia
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The C. The library houses one of the largest collections of East Asian literature and reference materials in the United States. It currently holds in excess of , volumes of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, and Western-language materials and over 6, periodical titles, and more than 55 newspapers. The library in Kent Hall originally served the law school , which was the first occupant of the building, and the stained glass window on the Amsterdam Avenue side of the building still references legal themes. It was converted into the East Asian library when the law school moved across the street during the s.
The C. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States, with over 1,, volumes of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongol, Manchu, and Western-language materials and almost 7, periodical titles, and more than 55 newspapers. Subject emphasis is on the humanities and social sciences.