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Kyoto University: Library, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (東南アジア研究所 図書室)


General Information

Library of Center for Southeast Asian Studies
46 Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
Email: (Please replace # with @)

About the Library:

The Library of Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) holds more than 170,000 books, consisting of 161,890 (135,365 in Western languages, 26,504 in Japanese Chinese and Korean).   The library has 1,295 periodical titles and about 150,000 items on microform. Established in 1983, the library has acquired information materials in Southeast Asian languages (Thai, Indonesian, Malay, Vietnamese, Burmese and Filipino Languages, etc).  

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Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size (As of 2014):

  • Books: 186,966 volumes
    • Japanese languages (including Korean, Chinese): 29,162 volumes
    • Western languages: 157,804 volumes
    • South・Southeast Asian languages: 72,167 volumes
  • Periodicals: 4,899 titles.s
    • Japanese languages (including Korean, Chinese): 996 titles
    • Western languages: 3,903 titles
  • Microform: 150,000 items

Notable Collection(s):

  • Charas Collection on Thailand,
  • Foronda Collection
  • Ocampo Collection on the history of the Philippines, and Indonesian Islamic collection.

Note: For the list of collections held by this library, please refer to "Special Collections".

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects a different romanization system used by an individual institution or collection.


How to Use the Facility

Using the Library 

Prior to the Visit: Advance Inquiry and Preparation Required

  • Please refer to "Library Guide".
  • Please ask researcher's home institution library to send a letter requesting the use of materials and request verification of the materials's availability.

Fax: +81-75-753-7364

  • Please verify the desired material is available by using KULINE.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.
  • Please refer to "Copying Service" .

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