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About the Asia library

Asia Library, the foremost library of its kind in Sweden, was created in 1999. Our primary target groups are scholars, teachers and students of the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies. As a part of Lund University Libraries network (LUB), the Asia Library is also available to the public.

From 1999-2016 the Centre and the Asia Library was located at Ideon, Lund. From January 2017 we are at Sölvegatan 18 (Nodrum).

In 2016 the Asia Library had almost 7 700 visitors, 3 341 loans and 162 inter-library loans.

Only around 300 new books were added to the collection, this drop in acquisitionss was due to the planned move in December 2016. The printed collections in the Asia Library contained 21 706 volumes (2016). Of these, around 3.000 were in Chinese and the other volumes were mostly in English. Because of the move about 200 shelf metres were transfered to SOL library (Language and literature library at LU). In our new premises we have almost only material in English and Chinese.

The Asia Library has been a member of the Depository Library Program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and a regular recipient of all their publications and policy papers up to year 2012 and some of that material is still in the collection. From 2013 all ADB's publications are available with Open Access on the ADB web. This applies also for older material.

See our special collections.

Page Manager:
The Asia Library

Contact information

NOTE! New visiting address:

Sölvegatan 18 (Nodrum), Lund

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E-mail: library [at]

Phone: +46 (0)46-222 30 43

Postal address:

Lund University
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library
P.O Box 118
SE- 221 00 Lund

Service Point: 61

Asia Library Policies

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at]