Libraries and Documentation Centers

Bophana Center

Resources
The Audiovisual Resource Center has adopted several missions since it opened in 2005: collection of the images and sounds of the Cambodian memory and making them available to a wide public, training Cambodians in the audiovisual professions by welcoming foreign film productions and by its own artistic projects.
Hours
Exhibition area / Archive consultation (individuals & groups*) 
From Monday to Friday : 8am – 12pm and 2pm – 6pm 
Saturday : 2pm – 6pm
 Address
#64 street 200 (Okhnia Mén), Phnom Penh 
http://www.bophana.org/

Buddhist Institute Library

Resources
The library is a special library for culture and religion.
Hours
From 7.30am to 11am and 2.30 pm to 5pm.
Address
Adjacent to Hun Sen’s Park, Sangkat Tonle Basak, khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh

Cambodia Development Research Institut (CDRI)

Resources
The CDRI library is a comprehensive information center, providing access to a wide range resources on socio-economic and development issues. The more than 10,000 titles stored in the library include written, audiovisual, CD based and web-based information as well as databases.
With a membership card ( 5$), it is possible to borrow up to 4 books from the library.
Address
56 Street 315, Tuol Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hours
Monday – Friday
7.30 – 12.00 am and 2.00 – 5.30 pm
http://www.cdri.org.kh

Chab Dai library

Resources
The Chab Dai library offers member organizations and individuals to access relevant resources and research in English, Khmer, and Vietnamese. The library get a collection of over 1,300 resources in English that have been organized in over 60 categories mainly on human rafficking and abuse in Cambodia.
The library in Cambodia is under construction.
Contact
Chab Dai Coalition P.O. Box 1185 Phnom Penh
http://www.chabdai.org/resources.html

DC-CAM

The documentation Center of Cambodia
Documenting, researching and sharing about the history of the Khmer Rouge

Gender and development for Cambodia Library

Resources
The GAD/C Resource Centre houses a collection of gender relate literature that covers all aspects of gender and offers a broad source of research material to the public. As a resource library specific to gender issues. GAD/C Library material may be borrowed by placing a request for an item through librarian and can borrow 3 copies once a week.
Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 11:30am and 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Address
GAD/C office: #88, St. 289, Olympic, Chamcarmon, Phnom Penh
http://www3.online.com.kh/users/gad/index.htm

Hun Sen Library

Resources
The currently has 39 000 books : 62 % in English, 22 % in Khmer, 15 % in French, and the remainder in Japonese, Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai. There is an extensive reference collection and a comprehensive loans collection.
Hours
The library is open from Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 5.00pm, Saturday 8.00am – 4.00pm (except public holidays).
Address
The Royal University of Phnom Penh, Russian Federation Boulevard, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh

Library of the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) in Siem Reap

Resources
1,400 volumes in French, Khmer and English, a complete collection of maps of the country, and a number of computerised resources. Most of the collections consist of material from the Angkor and Angkor Conservation Office archives from 1908 to 1975 (available on microfiche or CD-ROM on one of the library’s public access computers), while other collections serve as documentary resources for the Centre’s research teams: ancient Cambodian history, archaeology and architecture; epigraphy; linguistics; and ethnology.
Hours
The reading room is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 12.00 am and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, except holidays.
Address
Beng Don Pa, Slâkram, Siem Reap, Cambodia
http://www.efeo.fr/base.php?code=265

Library of the French Institute of Cambodia

Resources
Large collection of book in various subjects, with a few publications on Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Most of the publications are in French, but there is also an interesting collection of Khmer references. Very few English references on Cambodia. Some research books are available, and also journals, DVDs, CD-ROM, films.
Hours
Monday: closed ; Tuesday to Friday: 09h-18h ; Saturday: 10h-18h
The entrance and on-site consultation is free for all. To borrow materials, it is necessary to register:
Rate students – school: 2 USD for Cambodia ; 5 USD for foreigners
Normal rate: 10 USD for Cambodia ; 20 USD for foreigners
Address
French Institute of Cambodia, n°218 street Kéo Chea (184)
http://www.institutfrancais-cambodge.com/

Library of the National Museum of Cambodia

Resources
The library is located above the Entrance Gallery which contains a substantial collection of historical, religious, artistic and archaeological literature (in French, English and Khmer).
Hours
Open daily: 8:00 – 11:00am and 2:15 – 5:00pm
Address
National Museum of Cambodia, Street 13, Sangkat Chey Chumneas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
http://cambodiamuseum.info/en_projects_activities/research%20library.html

National Archives of Cambodia

Resources
The records in the collection trace the events and decisions that shaped Cambodian state and society since the 19th century. It holds documents produced or collected by the French colonial and the Cambodian governments since independence from the national down to the communal level. 14 collections are available.
Hours 
From Monday to Friday (except on public holidays): 8am to 11.30am and 2pm to 5pm. 
Address
Street 61, Oknha Hing Pen
Near Wat Phnom
http://www.nac.gov.kh/fr/

National Library of Cambodia

Reses 
50000 books in Khmer, English and French. Old French Collection, 23.000 volumes remaining from the Library’s French Protectorat’s period, 1924 –1953 
Hours
 Monday to Friday : 8 – 11 am ; 2 – 5 pm (except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
Address
92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
http://carnetsdasie-pp.com/bnc/index.php?langueforced=English&scr=1280

Senate library

Ress
2000 references in Khmer, English and French, library specialized in law and politic.
Hours
From Monday to Friday, 7:30-11:00 am ; 14:30-17:00 pm
Address
 Vimeanroth Chamkar Morn, Preah Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh

We are very thankful to the HSEPP, an international research network dedicated to human and social sciences in and about Cambodia, created in October 2008 and closed in 2018, led by Pascale Hancart Petitet and Steven Prigent for passing on all their contacts members and published data to CKS.