The Asian Studies Collection at UF includes over 80,000 items covering East, Southeast, and South Asia, as well as materials on the Asian diaspora. To support course and language offerings at UF, the primary focus is on greater China (the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, and Taiwan), Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. The collection also reflects the interconnected and interdisciplinary field of Asia as an area of study through coverage of its history, religion, literature, culture, politics, society, language, and peoples.
Most of the materials in the collection are housed in Library West, the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, and can be found via the UF Libraries Catalog. About a third of the collection is digital (eBooks and other eResources) and can be searched via the UF Libraries Catalog, or available databases. A portion of the print materials are located in off-site locations and can be requested through UBorrow. We also have a robust Interlibrary loan (ILL) system, through which you may request off-campus items, including PDF scans of journal articles not available through UF.
Almost all libraries on campus hold items that are relevant to the study of Asia. Of special note are art history and calligraphy books in the Architecture & Fine Arts Library (AFA), as well as rare books and facsimiles of art in the Special & Area Studies Collections (Smathers Library). Additionally, the Harn Museum of Art houses a sizeable Asian collection.