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East Asian Reading Room (EARR) and Classrooms: Home


The East Asia Library offers Classroom (SML 207) and Seminar Room (SML 218) to all Yale faculty, students and staff for teaching, group discussion, events, etc., with priority given to East Asian Studies-related classes and events. You can click here to make a reservation for one-time events during the weekdays. If you want to reserve the room for classes/recurring meetings, or use it on weekends, please send your request to

SML 207, East Asia Library Classroom SML 207 is equipped with a permanent computer workstation, projector, VCR and DVD player. The capacity is 20 people.
SML 218, East Asia Library Seminar Room SML 218 is larger and equipped with an overhead projector and two speakers. The capacity is 30 people.

Reserved Shelves in the East Asian Reading Room

reserved shelves in the EARR

Faculty, post-docs and graduate students in East Asian studies are welcome to request reserved shelves in the East Asian Reading Room. Please send your request with your name, status, department, and number of shelves to Please refer to the document below if you want to request books in the Yale library collections to be delivered directly to your shelves.

East Asian Reading Room (EARR) Collections and Services

East Asian Reading Room

East Asian Reading Room (EARR) is located on the second floor of Sterling Memorial Library (SML 219-222). It contains the following materials:

  • East Asia Reference Collection (SML219), including
    • Reference books in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, integrated into one single collection.
    • Selected English-language reference books on East Asia.
    • Bound volumes of four major East Asian studies journals: China Quarterly, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Journal of Asian Studies and Journal of Japanese Studies.
  • Current issues of selected journals in English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean (SML 222).

EARR has the following equipment and services for public use:

  • Wireless and wired connections to the Yale network (see here for general instructions). For wireless connection, it may take a while for your laptop to find "yale wireless" due to the intererances of "law" network. To use the wired connection, you need to bring your own ethernet cable and connect to one of the ports on the wall in Room 219.
  • Three public workstations connected to a network printer. These public workstations can also be used to access several Chinese and Japanese databases on CD-ROM.
  • A self-service Book Scanner which allows you to scan a book chapter or journal article quickly and email it to yourself or save it to a USB drive.
  • A self-service compact scanner connected to one public workstation with image editing programs.
  • Study tables. Please note that we do not assign specific tables to individuals.