Website Host: National Central Library
In 1998, National Central Library published the Taiwan Area Rare Books Union Catalog, providing a record of rare books and general string-bound works in public collections in Taiwan. This publication has been expanded to include rare books in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Australian, and other overseas collections. Titled the Chinese Rare Book Catalog, it currently comprises over 760,000 bibliographies.
This database includes rare book bibliographies in Metadata format and presented in several core bibliographic field. Users can search for materials through 14 search values and both traditional and simplified search interfaces. Search results can be presented in detailed or summarized form. Moreover, to provide readers with access to a broader selection of rare books, the database allows for linked searches of rare books in mainland Chinese, Japanese, U.S., and Europe collections.