• We help libraries
    build Chinese
    language collection

We serve libraries in U.S.

Actrace, LLC (OCLC symbol: ACTRA) is a U.S. based library service provider specializing in Chinese language collections. We partner with OCLC to bring libraries the most popular materials published in China. We have been serving public libraries in U.S. since 2003.


Actrace offers libraries a complete solution, from selection, cataloging, to processing. We can customize our services to meet your specific needs.

·  Wide selection range - any title published in China

·  100% OCLC cataloging

·  >99% average fulfillment rate


Thousands of new books published in China every month. It’s difficult to make good selections even for experienced librarians.

We offer libraries several options for selection:

Recommendation List

Our quarterly book list includes around 600 popular titles (Fiction, Home & Family, Non-Fiction, and Children). The list includes information in both Chinese and English. You can browse the list online, or contact us for the list in Excel format. We can email you the list every three months (Jan, Apr, Jul, and Oct).

Custom Selection

We can select materials based on libraries' requirements and budgets. Our experienced selectors have been helping many public libraries to build their Chinese language collections for over a decade. Our selection does not have any inventory bias because we only acquire materials after your order.

Book Set

Our book set includes 30 titles for $850. The price includes OCLC cataloging and Shipping. You can choose Adult Set, Children Set, or Mix Set, which can all be customized based on your requirements. We accept both firm and standing orders.

Title Request

You can order specific titles your patrons requested or found from other sources, as long as they were published in China in recent years. Just email us the ISBN and title. Our average fulfillment rate is over 99%.

Cataloging and Processing

You don't have to have a Chinese language specialist. We provide all the tools for you to build a Chinese language collection.


We partner with OCLC to make sure every book ordered from us will have an MARC record available in WorldCat before delivery. Libraries can simply follow their routine copy cataloging procedures to download the records. There's no extra charge for this valuable service.  For non-OCLC member, we can send the record files to libraries directly for a small fee.


We can provide shelf-ready processing including cover lamination, labeling, and stamping to your specifications.


We accept purchase orders from libraries. It takes 2-3 months to fill the orders.  The invoice is included with the book delivery and is due in 30 days. We usually ship orders to libraries through UPS Ground.

Online Bookstore

Select and order books at our online bookstore (purchase order or credit card is accepted):


Offline Order

Email (preferred): mail@actrace.com

Phone: 800 399 9786,    Fax: 949 612 9957,    EDI (contact us)

Mail: 14271 Jeffrey Rd., Ste 191, Irvine, CA 92620

Our Customers

San Francisco Public Library

Seattle Public Library

Free Library of Philadelphia

Chicago Public Library

Cleveland Public Library

Los Angeles County Library

DC Public Library

San Jose Public Library

Boston Public Library