South Asian Studies Library

The Centre’s Library and Archive are currently closed but our Librarian and Archivist are working from home to provide remote and zero-contact services wherever possible. We look forward to welcoming you back in person as soon as we can.  Do email us if you think we might be able to assist you.

Library services currently available: from Cambridge University Library ; and from faculty, departmental and centre libraries.

Cambridge studentsBook borrowing:  We are delighted to announce that our Click and Collect service has resumed with bookable slots on Tuesdays (14.30-15.30) and Thursdays (14.30-15.30).  Please use the Click & Collect link to book your visit.

Book returns: You may return library books via our Click and Collect service. (Please write ‘Returning books’ when asked for details of the books you wish to borrow). Alternatively, please use the Sidgwick drop box, or return your books by post to the UL  – details in the following link.  Alternative options for book returns include returns to the UL,  drop boxes, colleges, or by post, with free post available within the UK (download prepaid labels), and the opportunity to claim a refund of postage costs if abroad.

Archive consultations are currently unavailable.

For guidance on study skills, please refer to Study Skills LibGuides

Our What’s New webpage gives links to additional resources for South and Southeast Asian Studies, including those accessible during the COVID-19 period.

Welcome to the Centre’s Library, a rich research collection for the study of South and Southeast Asia. Primarily a reference library, we lend books only to academic staff, PhDs and MPhils whose research focuses on South or Southeast Asia.

Please register here to use the library. It is only necessary to register once each academic year.

Our Librarian, Rachel Rowe, normally works in the Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and some Fridays. Please introduce yourself when you visit for the first time. Rachel works in Cambridge University Library on Wednesdays and Thursdays where she is responsible for the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) collections. These contain a wealth of material on South and Southeast Asia – pictorial and written, print and manuscript – complementing the Centre’s collections.

See What’s New here and learn more about our collections by following the links below.

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