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Overview of Physical Collections (As of December 2016)







General Books (including Minguo paper-bound books)

8,629,121 volumes

General Ancient Books (including Minguo thread-bound books)

1,702,986 volumes

Books Published in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Overseas

327,278 volumes

Braille Books

1,296 volumes


10,660,681 volumes

Foreign Languages

Western Languages Books (English, French, German, and others)

2,236,702 volumes

Russian Books (including Slavic languages)

662,831 volumes

Books in Japanese and other Oriental Languages

1,175,559 volumes


4,075,092 volumes


Subtotal for Monographs

14,735,773 volumes



Chinese Periodicals

8,076,447 volumes

Foreign Languages

Periodicals in Foreign Languages

6,968,566 volumes


Subtotal for Periodicals

15,045,013 volumes



Chinese Newspapers

164,063 bound volumes

Foreign Languages

Newspapers in Foreign Languages

96,438 bound volumes


Subtotal for Newspapers

260,501 bound volumes

Special Collections


Rare Books (including Ancient Rare Books, New Rare Books, Rare Books in Foreign Languages)

336,196 volumes or items

Maps & Atlases in Chinese and Foreign Languages 147,013 volumes or items

Static Pictures (Photographs, New Year Pictures, Engineering Drawings, and others)

164,227 items

Documents on Epigraphs & Rubbings

327,843 items

Manuscripts & Letters

104,129 items

Documents in Languages of Ethnic Minorities

213,014 volumes or items

Dunhuang & Turpan Documents

27,723 items

Genealogies & Chronicles

124,756 volumes or items

Other Special Collections (including Deluxe Editions)

12,478 volumes or items

Dissertations and other Chinese Materials

2,182,509 volumes or items

Materials in Library Sciences

44,536 volumes or items

International Organizations and Government Publications

631,385 volumes or items


Subtotal for Special Collections

4,315,809 volumes or items



Microfilms & Microfiches

1,619,419 reels or fiches

Audio-visual Materials


Sound Recordings, Video Recordings, CD, Microgroove Records, MP3, LD, VCD, VHD, DVD

385,263 disks or cassettes

Electronic Publications


CD-ROM and others

98,184 items

Total (as of December 2016)

36,459,962 volumes or items

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