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East Asian Gateway Service

About the Gateway Service

The East Asian Gateway Service (EAGS) was established in October 1998 by a grant from the U.S. Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. Since October 2001, the EAGS has been financially supported by the University of Pittsburgh Library System. The EAGS is a pioneer in developing a transcontinental interlibrary partnership.

The EAGS, administered by the East Asian Library of the ULS, focuses on free delivery of full-text Chinese and Korean language academic publications to researchers. The EAGS delivers Chinese documents to any individual researchers for research and teaching purpose or non-profit organizations who cannot find the needed item in any U.S. libraries. However, the service for Korean documents offers delivery to the University of Pittsburgh faculty and students only. The service is reciprocal, as the ULS provides document delivery service of English language materials to its Chinese and Korean partner libraries.

EAGS has succeeded in providing an effective research support to thousands of China scholars in the United States and researchers and scientists in China, more than half of the requests are from the Chinese partner libraries. The geographical map of the EAGS’s U.S.-based users covers 40 states in America, more than 130 colleges and universities, and many other organizations.

Before you request the service, please read the Chinese User Guide or the Korean User Guide carefully. It will help you clearly know what you can get from this service and understand the restrictions or limitations.