C.V. Starr East Asian Library has transferred collections to ReCAP since the facility opened in 2002. Collections include mainly printed books. Some microfilms, videos and un-processed archival materials have been accessioned. It has four corresponding CLIO locations assigned for off-site collections:
- off,eal : general collection of western language, circulating monographs and serials (circ)
- off,ean : special collection of non-circulating materials (noncirc)
- off,ear : special collection of restricted material (noncirc)
- off,eax : general collection of vernacular language, circulating monographs and serials (circ)
East Asian Library collections correspond to four different customer codes:
- CR : allow delivery to all CUL libraries
- CU : allow delivery to all CUL and ReCAP partner libraries
- EA : allow delivery only to East Asian Library Circulation Desk
- EV : allow delivery to all CUL and ReCAP partner libraries (obsolete)
Customer codes AR and CV are used by East Asian tech services staff when processing Avery Library and Butler Media Center collections respectively. These items will be transferred to ReCAP from Starr.
ReCAP processing is a continuous, ongoing project at East Asian. East Asian Library has progressed through many phases of barcoding. Previous phases included transferring Nippon Decimal classification and crowded areas of LC classified stacks. A long-term phase of smart barcoding began in Summer 2009: 2009-present (CU6). In 2001 smart barcodes were generated for single-item microfilms (CU7).
Collections have been transferred from several physical locations: all East Asian Stacks levels inlcuding reference, the Annex, and new acquisitions transferred directly to ReCAP. Collections had formerly been stored in four offsite locations: Prentis, Lehman, Business Library storage, and Health Science Library storage. These were consolidated at Annex and later transfered to ReCAP. In 2011 transfers began from the Tibetan Reading Room at Lehman Library.
On the annual (estimated) ReCAP quotas, East Asian Library has typically been allocated approximately 25,000 volumes for collection growth offset.