The Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library (EAL) is the tenth largest East Asian Library in North America and the largest one in Southern California. As of June 30, 2013, the grand total of materials held is 764,737 volumes/items, which includes monographs, journals, microforms, audio-visual materials, and electronic books. Of that total, 367,496 volumes/items are in Chinese, 278,958 are in Japanese, and 62,756 are in Korean.
The East Asian Library holdings are traditionally strong in archeology, religion (especially Buddhism), folklore, pre-modern history and classical literature of both China and Japan, and Chinese and Japanese fine arts. Special efforts have been made in recent years to strengthen Chinese and Japanese local historical materials, Chinese and Korean films, and Chinese statistical yearbooks, genealogies, and theater/dramas. The Library's Korean collection, developed since 1985, has strengths in the areas of history, literature, and religion.