The Nicholas Family International Reading Room is home to a collection of international books materials and serves as an Absolute Quiet Study Zone . It contains reference books in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean

The East Asia Tower Reading Room is at the far end of the Nicholas Reading Room. The East Asia Tower Reading Room houses journals and magazines from China, Japan, and Korea.

These are open study spaces. All are welcome.

A photograph of the inside of the Nicholas Family International Reading Room

Find the room

The Nicholas Family International Reading Room is located on the second floor of Bostock Library, next to the offices for International & Area Studies librarians and the East Asian Collection.

Ask us a question

The Nicholas Family International Reading Room is managed by Duke Libraries' International & Area Studies (IAS) department, which supports global interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach inititatives. If you have a reference question, please email us to set up an appointment.