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Archives collect and preserve original documents of organizations such as churches or governments. Libraries generally collect published sources such as books, maps, and microfilm. This section describes the major repositories of genealogical and historical records and sources for China.

If you plan to visit one of these repositories, contact the organization and ask for information about their collections, hours, services, and fees.

In China standard archives have been established in every City. These repositories are directly under the City Government. In 2002 the administrative villages of the all established archives and achieved normative management and effective utilization of the records. For information on the Shanghai Library, and the genealogical search services it offers, click here.

Mainland China

Following is a list of major archives and libraries within mainland China.

Gongy City Archives Bureau
No.13 of Xinxing Road
Gongy City
CHINA
Telephone: 86-371-64399818
(Office of Director: Cui Xinru)
Telephone: 86-371-64353697 (Affairs Room)

National Library of China
#33 Zhongguancun Nandajie
Hai Dian District
Beijing 100081
CHINA
Telephone: (86 10) 88544114
Consultation Telephone: (86 10) 88545426、88545360
Service Supervision Telephone: (86 10) 88545022
Internet: http://www.nlc.gov.cn/en/visitus/location.htm
Email: webmaster@nlc.gov.cn

Library of Ancient Books of NLC
#7 Wenjin Street
Xi Cheng District
Beijing 100034
CHINA
Telephone: 86-10-66175547
Email: fenguan@nlc.gov.cn

Tsinghua University Library
Beijing 100084  
CHINA
Telephone: 86-10-62782137
Fax:  86-10-62781758
Internet: Book Service http://www.lib.tsinghua.edu.cn/english/service.html#Ancient%20Book%20Service
Email: bgs@lib.tsinghua.edu.cn

Wuhan University Archive
Wuhan, Hubei 430072
CHINA
Telephone: (027) 87682801
Internet: http://www.whu.edu.cn/en/resource/archives.htm

Mainland Hong Kong

Following is a list of major archives and libraries within mainland Hong Kong.

Chinese University of Hong Kong
University Library
Shatin, N.T.
HONG KONG SAR
Telephone: (852) 2609-7318
Fax: (852) 2603-6952
Internet: http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/information/rarebook/rbroom.htm
Email: storey@cuhk.edu.hk

Government Records Service
Public Records Office
13 Tsui Ping Road
Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2195 7700 or (852) 2195 7728
Fax: (852) 2804 6413
Internet: http://www.grs.gov.hk/ws/english/index.htm
Email: proinfo@grs.gov.hk

Hong Kong Baptist University
6/F & 7/F, Fong Shu Chuen Library
Ho Sin Hang Campus
Hon Kong
Telephone: (852) 3411-7847
Fax: (852) 3411-7373
Internet: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/library/sca/index.html
Email: ar@hkbu.edu.hk

Po Leung Kuk Museum
66 Leighton Road
Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2277 8288
Fax: (852) 2576 4509
Internet: http://www.poleungkuk.org.hk/museum/main_e.htm

Hong Kong University
1st Floor New Wing, Main Library
Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2859 2207
Internet: http://lib.hku.hk/hkspc/index.html
Email: specol@lib.hku.hk

Shanghai Library
1555 Huai Hai Middle Road
Shanghai
200031
Telephone: 86 21 6445 5555
Fax: 86 21 6445 5006
Internet: http://www.library.sh.cn/english/

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