The monograph collection at CCSL includes approximately 100,000 volumes. Some of the subjects covered are: philosophy, religion, history, geography, party history, economics, social conditions, law, film, environment, public health, and military history. The collection is mainly in Chinese, and increasingly in English.
This collection is divided into two classification systems:
- 80,000 books cataloged according to the Library of Congress System -- call numbers beginning with alphabetical characters, such as DS778.A3 1999. These books are all indexed in our online catalog, GLADIS and located at CCSL
- 20,000 books cataloged according to the Harvard-Yenching System -- call numbers beginning with numbers such as 4469.5578. These books are also indexed in GLADIS, but are located at NRLF.