Temporary Space Closure

Olin Library Level 2 is temporarily closed from May 24 until mid-August. Please request needed materials through Interlibrary Loan during this time. See the Carpet Replacement in Level 2 of Olin Library article for more information.

Japanese Special Collection

The Japanese Special Collection includes:

  • About 15 titles (20 volumes) of pre-Meiji (pre-1867) watoji bon (books in Japanese binding) and wakoku bon kanseki (classical Chinese titles printed in Japan).
  • About 20 titles (40 volumes) of special books and non-book materials produced after 1868, mostly in the areas of art and graphic design and military publications.

Access these Materials

To access this collection, please contact the East Asian Library by email (ea@wumail.wustl.edu) or via phone at (314) 935-5525.


East Asian Library, Research & Academic Collaboration
Joan Wang
Job Title
East Asian and Chinese Studies Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 935-4816