Collection & Reading Room
ARC comprises two main sections: the Library and Archives.
At the Library we have a quite extensive collection of books (ASEAN Secretariat publications and others), journals, periodicals, newspapers, and audio-visual materials relevant to ASEAN. With a focus on ASEAN, the collection covers a wide range of issues, from social development, economics, science and technology, trade, politics, foreign relations, population and culture.
The Archives meanwhile acts as the custodian of classified ASEAN documents and houses meeting reports, treaties, agreements, instruments of ratification, memorandums of understanding, etc. The ASEAN Meeting Reports are restricted and accessible only by the staff of the ASEAN Secretariat, while the ASEAN Agreements and other ASEAN Legal Documents is accessible through our database