Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies and the most recent copies available of statistical yearbooks. They have Library of Congress call numbers and are shelved in call number order. All reference books shelved along the sides of the main Reading Room at 300 level and some, in other levels have records in CLIO. They are not loanable, and have to be used in the library.
Due to space considerations, a small number of reference titles (mostly large sets) are shelved in the regular stacks in the library, but marked as non-circulating. If more than one copy of a reference title is available, the additional copy is often shelved in the regular stacks and are for loan. A few oversize maps are located on the shelves under the display cabinet near the Library exit.
Reference titles available for access in electronic format include:
For more information about reference e-resources, please see the Chinese E-Resources Reference Books and Indexes.