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East Asian Reading Room (EARR) and Classrooms: Home

Classrooms

Use of East Asia Library Classroom (SML 207) and Seminar Room (SML 218)

The meeting facilities of the East Asia Library provide space within the library for teaching and collaboration. The primary purpose of these spaces is to support scheduled classes, programs, and events related to East Asian Studies and these activities take precedence over other requests. Additionally, these spaces support the work of the Yale University Library, serving as meeting space for committees and working groups. These spaces are also available on a select basis to support teaching and collaboration of other Yale programs. When not in use for these activities, the rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to students. Students will need to vacate the rooms during planned events. A schedule will be posted in each room indicating when the space is reserved.

How to schedule

All requests to schedule events must be reviewed and approved by library staff before they are final. Requests will be approved during regular business hours Monday-Friday, so please plan in advance. Please send your request via https://web.library.yale.edu/form/east-asia-rooms-reservations or request a booking via Outlook by inviting SML RM 207 or SML RM 218 to your meeting.

Users are responsible for computer or laptop set up and making any arrangements for additional audio/visual equipment in the classroom. Users are expected to treat the classroom facilities with respect, return them to their typical set up after use, and report any problems immediately. If participants from non-Yale institutions will be in attendance, plan accordingly to make your own arrangements for their access into the Yale-community section of SML.

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.

 

User Responsibilities

  • Users are responsible for computer or laptop set up and making any arrangements for additional audio/visual equipment in the classroom.
  • If participants from non-Yale institutions will be in attendance, plan accordingly to make your own arrangements for their access into the Yale-community section of SML. 
  • Users are expected to treat the classroom facilities with respect, return them to their typical set up after use, and report any problems immediately. 
  • If there is technical issue, please call the Library IT help desk (203-432-1849) or send a service request via https://web.library.yale.edu/lit We appreciate your assistance maintaining clean and operational rooms to support teaching and collaboration.

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 askyale@gmail.com. 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.