Leiden University Libraries invites you to visit its Asian Library on Wednesday 17 July and Thursday 18 July between 17.00 and 20.00. You can take a tour of the Asian Library, view the exhibition Panji – Diponegoro – La Galigo Exhibition UNESCO Memory of the World, visit a pop-up exhibition – on Wednesday featuring East Asian special collections, on Thursday South & Southeast Asian special collections.
The Asian Library houses our renowned and extensive Asian collections. These include the largest collection on Indonesia worldwide and some of the foremost collections on South & Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Korea. The Asian Library, built on the rooftop of the University Library, opened in 2017. It serves as an international meeting place with state-of-the-art facilities. Leiden University is a major international knowledge hub on Asia. Scholars and students from all over the world come to Leiden to participate in top research and teaching programs. Leiden’s unique Asian collections are of inestimable value to support research, teaching and cultural activities. Leiden University Libraries is continuously digitizing collections to make them accessible worldwide and to preserve them for future generations.