Introduction to NLC Library
of Ancient Books
Collection Layout and Opening
Hours in the NLC Library of
Ancient Books
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NLC Main Library (33 Zhongguancun Nandajie (S. St.), Haidian District, Beijing, China)

It has a collection of ancient records, contemporary rare books, foreign ancient records, rubbings, ancient records in national minority languages, ancient atlases and Dunhuang research information. Among them, the ancient records, contemporary rare books, foreign ancient records, rubbings and ancient atlases are available for reading in the Rare Books Reading Room, which locates at Middle 2-1, NLC South Area, as shown in the map:


Documents in languages of national minorities are available for reading in Chinese Ethnic Minorities' Languages Collections Reading Room (N410, NLC South Area), as shown in the map:


Dunhuang and other research materials are available for reading in Dunhuang-Turpan Collections Reading Room (Middle 209, NLC South Area), as shown in the map:


The Beihai Branch (7 Wenjin Street)

It has a collection of regular ancient books, and local chronicles and genealogies before 1949. The regular ancient books are available for reading in the Reading Room for Regular Ancient Books (B-301, 3rd floor, Wenjin Building.). The chronicles and genealogies are available for reading in the Chronicles & Genealogies Reading Room (A-213, 2nd floor, Wenjin building).

Reading Rooms Opening Hours

Rare Books Reading Room
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:45 (no book pick-ups between 12:00-1:00 pm, only for reading)

Chinese Ethnic Minorities' Languages Collections Reading Room
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:45 (no book pick-ups between 12:00-1:00 pm, only for reading)

Dunhuang-Turpan Collections Reading Room
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-17:00

Reading Room for Regular Ancient Books
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-17:00

Chronicles & Genealogies Reading Room
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-17:00

The reading rooms are closed during public holidays and the yearly clean-up. Please beware of notices posted on the IDP center website (http://idp.nlc.gov.cn) or the NLC website (www.nlc.gov.cn).
Telephone: (Domestic) 010-88545344, 88545167
                (International) +86 10 88545344/5167

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