The most contemporary Korean or English languages books on and about Korea are housed in the Kroch Library stacks and arranged according to the call numbers (except for some old books in the Annex Library).
The call number ranges are:
This guide shows a start-up book so you can find the major sources on your research topic such as the historical dictionary series and annotated bibliography.
We have some special collections on reference materials, current periodicals, maps, rare collections, manhwa, DVD, Videocassettes, etc., but they are not necessarily complete and we will add more and more as necessary.
There are a total of 8,500+ videos including Korean DVDs in Asian languages and about Asia that can be checked out. The Dean Room Media Collection in Uris Library houses DVDs and has a viewing room. Videocassettes are at the Annex Library and can be requested and delivered to the most convenient Cornell library location. Another resource is Korean Film Archive, a website streaming service which is accessible from a designated computer in the Asia Reading Room.
Unbound periodicals are shelved in a separate section from the regular reference books in the Asia Reading Room, Kroch Library.
We do not particularly collect rare materials, but some interesting books, database, and manuscripts are housed in the Division of Rare and Manuscripts Collections in the Kroch Library.