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        Overview of Physical Collections (As of December 2021)







        General Books (including Minguo paper-bound books)

        11633133 volumes

        General Ancient Books (including Minguo thread-bound books)

        1684495 volumes

        Books Published in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Overseas

        421984 volumes


        13739612 volumes

        Foreign Languages

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

        2473733 volumes

        Russian Books (including Slavic languages)

        697500 volumes

        Books in Japanese and other Oriental Languages

        1270633 volumes


        4441866 volumes


        Subtotal for Monographs

        18181478 volumes



        Chinese Periodicals

        8930746 volumes

        Foreign Languages

        Periodicals in Foreign Languages

        7207180 volumes


        Subtotal for Periodicals

        16137926 volumes



        Chinese Newspapers

        206430 bound volumes

        Foreign Languages

        Newspapers in Foreign Languages

        103542 bound volumes


        Subtotal for Newspapers

        309972 bound volumes

        Special Collections


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

        400394 volumes or items

        Maps & Atlases in Chinese and Foreign Languages 191483 volumes or items

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

        173115 items

        Documents on Epigraphs & Rubbings

        337045 items

        Manuscripts & Letters

        117204 items

        Documents in Languages of Ethnic Minorities

        258242 volumes or items

        Dunhuang & Turpan Documents

        31252 items

        Genealogies & Chronicles

        145099 volumes or items

        Other Special Collections (including Deluxe Editions)

        12672 volumes or items

        Dissertations and other Chinese Materials

        2986207 volumes or items

        Oracle Bones

        35651 volumes or items

        International Organizations and Government Publications

        637066 volumes or items


        Subtotal for Special Collections

        5325430 volumes or items



        Microfilms & Microfiches

        1729967 reels or fiches

        Audio-visual Materials


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

        493887 disks or cassettes

        Electronic Publications


        CD-ROM and others

        122845 items

        Total (as of December 2021)

        42301505 volumes or items

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