Library and archive

The Far Eastern Library is a reference and research library for archaeology, art, cultural history and the history of Asia with emphasis on the museum's main collection areas, in particular East Asia.

The library book stock includes important reference works on East Asian languages such as Chinese and is one of the leading libraries in northern Europe in terms of Sinology from a historical perspective. In Sweden, the Far Eastern Library is the foremost principal library on Chinese art history and archaeology. Its total book stock comprises around 100,000 titles.

No home lending allowed. Library resources can only be used in the Reading Room.

Please email the library at least two days in advance listing
the literature you want to read.
E-mail: biblioteket@ostasiatiska.se

Visits and contact details:

Visitor address: Tyghusplan, Skeppsholmen
Postal address: Box 16381, 103 27 Stockholm
E-mail: biblioteket@ostasiatiska.se

Information in Chinese and Korean

Information in Chinese and Korean about the Far Eastern Library may be downloaded below.

Chinese (PDF)
Korean (PDF)

Museum of World Culture Library Catalogue

Search the Library catalogue (opens in new window).


In The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities archives there are documentations of the museums activities since it's beginnings in 1963. In addition to this there are older documents regarding the background history of the objects, their accumulation and how they ended up in the museum´s collections. In multiple individual archives there is material that is relevant in different ways for the collections geographical origin and themes, for example exploring expeditions and documentations in China and Japan.

The archives are open for visits by appointment, Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm. Please contact Monica Sargren.