Library Catalog

To search or browse our holdings, visit our Library Catalog here.

Latse online library catalog allows users to search and explore our collections. Please consult our User Guidelines to make the most out of your search.

We are constantly updating our holdings and catalog records, and receiving new materials. If you can’t find something you are looking for, it could be that the item has not been processed yet. Archives, Photographs, and some other non-print format materials are also not yet discoverable in our catalog.

For information and for access, please contact our staff for assistance.

Catalog Searching Tips

Tibetan language: Any Tibetan language in our catalog records is rendered using the Wylie transliteration system. For details on the Wylie system, please consult The Tibetan & Himalayan Library’s THL Extended Wylie Transliteration Scheme:!essay=/thl/ewts

Please note that in Latse catalog records, all syllables of proper names and places are separated; we also do not make use of hyphens. For example:

Song srong btsan sgam po
Sde dge

Chinese language: To search for materials in Chinese language, please use pinyin transliteration and separate all syllables. For example:

Bei jing
chu ban she

Byara database

Byara is a searchable journal database of that enables researchers to familiarize themselves with secondary research in Tibetan language by scholars and researchers in the People’s Republic of China.

Currently the Byara Database includes over 12,000 bibliographic entries of articles from journals, books, and proceedings published in Tibetan language in the PRC.

Using Byara

Users may perform direct searches of journals (by author, title, keyword, journal name, and so on), or browse records from individual journal issues.

Byara Database entries use the Wylie transliteration system (do not include hyphens for proper nouns).

See an article you need? Check the Holdings field to see if Latse has that journal and then contact us for assistance.


Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!