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South/Southeast Asia Library

Feb 24 - Mar 2




The South/Southeast Asia Library (S/SEAL) is the reference center for South and Southeast Asia social sciences and humanities on the UC Berkeley campus. It:

  • Covers 19 South/Southeast Asian countries.
  • Collects 30+ Western and South/Southeast Asian languages.
  • Houses 3,000+ non-circulating items of reference books, atlases, journals, archives, and special collections.
  • Gathers 700,000+ circulating items in humanities and social sciences that are shelved in the Main Stacks, subject specialty libraries, and off-campus facility.
  • Serves as the center for connected learning of inteegrated and multidisciplinary research and teaching in South/Southeast Asian studies.
  • Provides onsite consultation (10-5, M-F) and online access to South/Southeast Asian collections.
  • Promotes awareness and knowledge of South/Southeast Asia through faculty and graduate student scholarship and publicity of academic events.
  • Offers a quiet and conducive study environment with comfortable seating.
  • Will launch and exhibition entitled Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence: South & Southeast Asia Scholarship and Stewardship at Berkeley in 2021.

The South/Southeast Asia Library includes an extensive reference collection of bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, atlases, directories, statistical annuals, core works, and current high-use periodicals.

  • South Asia resources include materials from:
    • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
  • Southeast Asia resources include materials from:
    • Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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