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Overview of Physical Collections (As of December 2017)







General Books (including Minguo paper-bound books)

9,195,024 volumes

General Ancient Books (including Minguo thread-bound books)

1,717,498 volumes

Books Published in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Overseas

347,938 volumes

Braille Books

3,090 volumes


11,263,550 volumes

Foreign Languages

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

2,289,789 volumes

Russian Books (including Slavic languages)

669,872 volumes

Books in Japanese and other Oriental Languages

1,196,150 volumes


4,155,811 volumes


Subtotal for Monographs

15,419,361 volumes



Chinese Periodicals

8,286,407 volumes

Foreign Languages

Periodicals in Foreign Languages

7,021,095 volumes


Subtotal for Periodicals

15,307,502 volumes



Chinese Newspapers

171,017 bound volumes

Foreign Languages

Newspapers in Foreign Languages

100,718 bound volumes


Subtotal for Newspapers

271,735 bound volumes

Special Collections


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

336,741 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

328,421 items

Manuscripts & Letters

105,124 items

Documents in Languages of Ethnic Minorities

223,217 volumes or items

Dunhuang & Turpan Documents

28,308 items

Genealogies & Chronicles

126,070 volumes or items

Other Special Collections (including Deluxe Editions)

12,523 volumes or items

Dissertations and other Chinese Materials

2,375,427 volumes or items

Materials in Library Sciences

45,113 volumes or items

International Organizations and Government Publications

632,674 volumes or items


Subtotal for Special Collections

4,524,858 volumes or items



Microfilms & Microfiches

1,646,663 reels or fiches

Audio-visual Materials


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

413,264 disks or cassettes

Electronic Publications


CD-ROM and others

102,804 items

Total (as of December 2017)

37,686,187 volumes or items

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