East Asian Library (EAL) at the University of Pittsburgh is one of the most prominent East Asian collections in North America with over 431,167 volumes of monographs, about 900 titles of periodicals, around 14,475 reels of microfilms, over 27 current newspapers, 4,400 multi-media resources, and 18 major area studies online databases. It is located on the second floor of Hillman Library.
The Chinese collection at the East Asian Library of the Uiversity of Pittsburgh has notable strengths in traditional Chinese literature, philosophy, and history. Other areas of strength are Chinese classics and religion, Ming and Qing gazetteers, local histories, and imperial court archives. With an increasing emphasis on modern China, the collection contains relatively comprehensive publications of Chinese yearbooks, statistics, and Cultural Revolution publications. In addition, the East Asian Gateway Service complements our Chinese journal collection by providing researchers with Chinese academic journal articles that are not available in any U.S. institutions.