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Overview of Physical Collections (As of December 2015)







General Books (including Minguo paper-bound books)

8,051,811 volumes

General Ancient Books (including Minguo thread-bound books)

1,690,479 volumes

Books Published in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Overseas

306,371 volumes

Braille Books

1,296 volumes


10,049,957 volumes

Foreign Languages

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

2,183,008 volumes

Russian Books (including Slavic languages)

655,792 volumes

Books in Japanese and other Oriental Languages

1,152,063 volumes


3,990,863 volumes


Subtotal for Monographs

14,040,820 volumes



Chinese Periodicals

7,857,847 volumes

Foreign Languages

Periodicals in Foreign Languages

6,913,445 volumes


Subtotal for Periodicals

14,771,292 volumes



Chinese Newspapers

154,200 bound volumes

Foreign Languages

Newspapers in Foreign Languages

96,438 bound volumes


Subtotal for Newspapers

250,638 bound volumes

Special Collections


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

335,211 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

326,024 items

Manuscripts & Letters

102,517 items

Documents in Languages of Ethnic Minorities

198,116 volumes or items

Dunhuang & Turpan Documents

23,918 items

Genealogies & Chronicles

113,039 volumes or items

Other Special Collections (including Deluxe Editions)

12,411 volumes or items

Dissertations and other Chinese Materials

1,987,016 volumes or items

Materials in Library Sciences

44,023 volumes or items

International Organizations and Government Publications

630,189 volumes or items


Subtotal for Special Collections

4,083,704 volumes or items



Microfilms & Microfiches

1,589,119 reels or fiches

Audio-visual Materials


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

359,083 disks or cassettes

Electronic Publications


CD-ROM and others

86,816 items

Total (as of December 2015)

35,181,472 volumes or items

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