Royal Asiatic Society

Contact details

Website: Email: Telephone: +44 (0)2073919424

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About the library

The Society's collection comprises about 60,000 printed volumes covering the history and cultures of Asia, with a particular strength in C19th material. It also includes thousands of manuscripts, artworks, photographs, maps, etc., as well as extensive archival holdings documenting the history of study of Asian cultures by Europeans.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? No - this library does not participate in the inter-library lending scheme.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of the Royal Asiatic Society's records in Library Hub Discover here.