South Asian Studies Library

Cambridge University Library and the Faculty and Departmental Libraries are now closed to the public. Please check our FAQs for information on how to access Library services during this time.

Cambridge students: please see What’s New for links to additional resources accessible during the COVID-19 period.

Book returns: There are several options available to you whether you are in Cambridge or elsewhere. This link gives the details.

Welcome to the Centre’s Library, a rich research collection for the study of South and Southeast Asia, which is open 9.30 am-5.30 pm Monday to Friday.

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, 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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