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Overview of Physical Collections (As of December 2022)







General Books (including Minguo paper-bound books)

12165695 volumes

General Ancient Books (including Minguo thread-bound books)

1684694 volumes

Books Published in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Overseas

434503 volumes


14284892 volumes

Foreign Languages

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

2515117 volumes

Russian Books (including Slavic languages)

703712 volumes

Books in Japanese and other Oriental Languages

1283490 volumes


4502319 volumes


Subtotal for Monographs

18787211 volumes



Chinese Periodicals

9021779 volumes

Foreign Languages

Periodicals in Foreign Languages

7238513 volumes


Subtotal for Periodicals

16260292 volumes



Chinese Newspapers

215886 bound volumes

Foreign Languages

Newspapers in Foreign Languages

103544 bound volumes


Subtotal for Newspapers

319430 bound volumes

Special Collections


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

401062 volumes or items

Maps & Atlases in Chinese and Foreign Languages 194149 volumes or items

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

176910 items

Documents on Epigraphs & Rubbings

337798 items

Manuscripts & Letters

117253 items

Documents in Languages of Ethnic Minorities

264148 volumes or items

Dunhuang & Turpan Documents

31817 items

Genealogies & Chronicles

146352 volumes or items

Other Special Collections (including Deluxe Editions)

12732 volumes or items

Dissertations and other Chinese Materials

3175706 volumes or items

Oracle Bones

35651 volumes or items

International Organizations and Government Publications

637924 volumes or items


Subtotal for Special Collections

5531502 volumes or items



Microfilms & Microfiches

1740185 reels or fiches

Audio-visual Materials


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

502174 disks or cassettes

Electronic Publications


CD-ROM and others

127872 items

Total (as of December 2022)

43268666 volumes or items

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