Already one of the premier research collections on contemporary mainland Chinese affairs in the country, the CCSL collection continues to grow. This section contains information about the acquisition process, as well as descriptions of the types of materials held by the library.
While most current collections are located at CCSL, many older materials are stored at the Northern Research Library Facilities (NRLF).
The focus of the CCSL collection is primarily on post-1949 Chinese politics, economics and social sciences. Most the collection is comprised of Chinese and English-language materials, but selected materials can also be found in Japanese, German, French and Russian. Materials related to the pre-1949 period, or post-1949 Chinese literature and culture are collected by UC Berkeley's East Asian Library.