The Library houses an extensive and unique range of over half a million physical items related to Southeast Asia in the area of economics, politics, international relations, culture, and social studies.
The Library has in its custody private paper collections of 32 prominent individuals mainly from Singapore and Malaysia. These private collections provide historical perspectives on social, political and other aspects on Southeast Asia. Our private papers include collections from David Marshall, S. Rajaratnam, Tan Cheng Lock, K.S. Sandhu, Tan Chin Tuan and more. All Library visitors are welcome to refer to the papers.
Library Selects is an information alert service put together by the ISEAS Library containing links to news and blog articles covering Southeast Asia and special topics relevant to the research interest/direction/agenda of ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute.