The SSEA Library includes an extensive reference collection of bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, atlases, directories, statistical annuals, core works, and current high-use periodicals.
- South Asian resources include materials from:
- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
- Southeast Asian resources include materials from:
- Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.