Tibetan studies

Exceptionally strong in its survey of resources for historical research, this collection also provides general bibliographies for the field of Tibetan Studies and related disciplines, as well as useful tools, dictionaries, blogs, etc.

Chinese studies

The East Asian Library began with a special collection of rare materials acquired from China in the 1930's, now referred to as the Mu Collection.

The collection has continued to grow with subsequent additions of Japanese, Korean and Tibetan materials.

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Korean studies

The Korean section houses a wide range of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources related to Korean Studies.

In addition, the Korean team selects, organizes, and makes the collection available to users to promote Korea, and to function as a stepping-stone between Korea and not only Canada, but also the entire world.

Japanese Studies

Brill's Japanese Studies Library is concerned with the languages, history and culture of Japan in past and present.

Among the subjects included are history—political, social, economic based on primary sources, including biography; religion;


Using the library

Location & hours

img-rspCheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
8th Floor Robarts Library
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A5
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun

Library highlights

Queer Asian Diasporas (Panel with Q&A) - June 15, 2017

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, the East Asian Library is proud to host a panel of talented speakers as they discuss the place of race/ethnicity, gender, and migration in contemporary debates concerning sexual citizenship and national belonging in Canada and beyond. The event will be held from 2-4pm on June 15th, 2017. For more information on the specific talks, please take a look at the attached poster (PDF).

East Asian Library Study Space Survey - March 20 to April 28, 2017

Library users have asked us to consider creating silent, quiet and conversation-friendly study zones. Please tell us about your library space needs and preferences to help us determine our next steps by filling out our short survey.

欢乐春节《中国故事》图片展 13 January - 17 February, 2017

Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library & Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library are pleased to present Chinese Story: A Photo Exhibition. Here is a link to the event poster.