The Asia Library supports the research and teaching activities in East Asian Studies in the University community. The collection of the Asia Library, mainly in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, is an extension of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library's research collections for humanities and social sciences. As of December 2004, it boasts 685,725 volumes of book, 43,564 reels of microfilm, 32,243 sheets of microfiche, 2,332 CD-ROMs, 2,467 current serial titles and 79 newspapers (382,376 volumes, 30,701 reels and 24,151 sheets in Chinese; 285,494 volumes, 12,198 reels and 8,092 sheets in Japanese and 17,855 volumes, 665 reels in Korean). The Asia Library also runs a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean language computing center. Consisting of multimedia hardware and software allowing computing in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, and database searching in these languages, the library also runs training and other workshops related to its use. The library also has an extensive reference room full of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other works in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.