* Some areas of the East Asian Library will not be available to users while the January Hall renovation project is being wrapped up. Please follow signs and directions from the library staff.
Loan periods are:
Faculty — 90 days
Graduate students — 60 days
Undergraduates — 4 weeks
W.U. staff — 4 weeks
Courtesy borrowers — 3 weeks
Bound periodicals circulate to WU faculty and graduate students for 5 days.
Books that have not been requested by another borrower may be renewed by bringing them to the East Asian Library, or may be renewed online. Telephone renewals are not accepted. Renewals may also be requested by e-mail . Borrowed materials may be recalled after two weeks. Fines for overdue books are 20 cents per day, per item; fines for recalled overdue books are 40 cents per day, per item. Overdue periodicals will be fined $1.00 per day.
“Library Use Only” Materials: Materials in the Reference, materials in the Special Collection Room and Room 210, and all current journals in the Reading Room can only be used inside the library. (Special Collection Room hours are: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
Obtain reserve materials by presenting a current Washington University I.D. at the Service Desk. Loan periods: two days; two hours; four hours; overnight (weekend after 5:00 p.m.; Mon. – Fri. after 9:00 p.m.).
Scanned articles and other electronic texts are available on Ares. Ares course sites are password-protected. Ask your instructor for the password.
EAsia Folio 1st Level
EAsia Reference Reading Room
EAsia Periodicals Reading Room (current issues); 3rd Level (bound issues)
EAsia Special Coll 2nd Level
EAsia Special Coll (Rm210) Room 210
EAsia CD-ROM Circulation Desk
EAsia Reserve Circulation Desk
EAsia Microform Circulation Desk
EAsia Pop Lit. 1st Level
Wireless network access is available in the East Asian Library. There is information about how to use the wireless network on the Wireless Network Access page.
Art & Architecture Library and Arts & Sciences Creative Lab (Eads 007) have workstations for viewing VHS or DVD materials–including materials in foreign formats such as PAL or SECAM.
The Group Study Room (Room 211) is located next to the reading room and nearby the emergency exit door. It is for groups of three or more people, and it has a large table, a whiteboard, 10 chairs, electrical outlets, and wireless internet access.
Group Study Room policies:
- The primary purpose of the room is to provide a place for students to engage in collaborative and cooperative study in small groups.
- The Group Study Room is not available for regularly scheduled classes.
- “Groups” may reserve the Group Study Room at the East Asian Library service desk or by contacting the library at email@example.com. Please make reservations at least one hour in advance.
- Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be scheduled up to three hours at a time. When room is empty, it is available for walk-in use. However, reservations always take precedence over walk-ins. Walk-in groups are encouraged to sign-in at the East Asian Library service desk.
- Individuals may not reserve the Group Study Room but may use unreserved room if not needed by a group.
- The open hours of the Group Study Room are according to East Asian Library service hours.