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Historical Archive Department of NL mainly houses various materials written or printed prior to the foundation of People’s Republic of China in 1949. So far there’re 2.3 million volumes of historical books and periodicals among which 1.6 million are ancient books including 10,000 rare books made up by 200 sets of prints in the Song and Yuan Dynasties 1000 years ago and 7000 sets in the Ming dynasty 600 yeas ago, as well as official documents of the Republic of China in the late 19th century. Additionally the department stores copies, microfilms and electronic publications of historical archives, as well as current publications related to the research of historical documents. The total amount of the ancient books in Nanjing library is the third largest large in China, second only to China National Library and Shanghai Library. It receives much attention to librarian academic circles abroad. Scholars from different countries could meet their requirements and get satisfaction from NL.

 

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