• Foundation of the EARL

    The EARL was created by two members of the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Social Sciences. An agreement to this effect was signed on 17 May 2016.

  • The purpose of the EARL

    The purpose of the EARL is to promote understanding and knowledge of East Asian region among scholars, practitioners, students and interested public from all corners of the world.

  • Location

    Find your way to the Central Social Sciences Library (map) - our front desk will guide you to the EARL.

About EARL

East Asia Resource Library (EARL) is a central reference point for the researchers of East Asian languages and cultures. EARL assures wide accessibility to the unique collection of digitalized primary sources, data, printed books and electronic sources available online in languages of the East Asian region, English and other world languages. The main purpose of the EARL is to facilitate a wider East-Asian network of institutions contributing literature and other teaching resources, with a view to promoting understanding between nations from the region and the local, but also regional interested public, students, and faculty. EARL hosts open events (lectures, presentations, round tables) focusing on subjects of relevance for participating partners and of interest to both Slovenian and international public. EARL publishes an occasional Newsletter on the previous and forthcoming events.

The EARL consists of four sections, to which Capital Library of China, Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies, and institutions from Japan and Korea contribute: China Corner Reading BeijingJapan CornerKorea CornerTaiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies.

The EARL Research Unit and its collaborators publish occasional papers on issues related to East Asia. For the collection visit here.

The National Library of China’s Chinese Ancient Books Resource Library

The National Library of China in Beijing holds an online collection of Chinese rare books and other material from various national and international libraries which is now available in open access.

14. December 2021 | EARL

Seminar “​​Slovenia and China: reflecting back and beyond 30 years of cooperation”

We kindly invite you to the seminar "Slovenia and China: reflecting back and beyond 30 years of cooperation", organized by the East Asia Resource Library (EARL) in collaboration with researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Tsinghua University in Beijing.

29. November 2021 | EARL

One year trial access to Korean database Kyobo Scholar

Kyobo Scholar is a Korean online academic database that provides domestic academic journals, conference proceedings, and professional magazines. The platform exclusively serves about 1.300 South Korean journals, including SCI-class journals.

15. September 2021 | EARL


East Asia Resource Library (EARL)
Central Social Sciences Library
Kardeljeva ploščad 5
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia SI

Contact: earl@fdv.uni-lj.si

Where to find us


Video authors: Klemen Babuder, Peter Bohanec, Martin Glažar.