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Mongolian Studies Collection

Collection Details

Mongolian Studies Collection held at University of Durham Library [Institution record]

Description of Collection

Content description

Printed books: 325, of which 45 are in Mongolian Periodicals; 3 non-current titles Reference works: 29 titles

History and development

Same as general holdings


The area of greatest strength is Mongolian Language and Literature, where 115 volumes are held. The only other areas with significant holdings are history, with 90 volumes and material on Mongolian Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy, where 45 items are in stock.

General arrangement and access regulations

Durham University Library's Mongolian Studies collections are available on open access in the Main Library, apart from a small amount of material in store. They are held in the Library's Oriental sequences on Level 1 of the building. Within the Mongolia Studies sequence, the collection is classified by subject using the Library of congress classification scheme. There are separate Reference and Periodical sequences, also shelved on Level 1. The collection is not subdivided by language, materials in all languages being shelved together.

Subjects of the Collection

Regions of Asia

East Asia.



Languages of material

English, French, German, Mongolian.


History, Language, Philosophy, Religion.

Collection Material and Size of Collection

Material Types

Books, Serials.

Total size of collection

325 volumes, 3 periodical runs

Size of collection - vernacular

45 volumes in Mongolian

Size of collection - western

280 volumes, 3 periodical runs

Collection Management Information

The collection is not being actively developed.

Content date range

0 to 0 AD

Interlibrary loan procedure

Durham lends its Asian Studies material on the same basis as other material.

Collection Catalogue Information


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