This guide offers information about services and resources you can utilize from the Brown University Library when studying abroad, as well as information for using foreign libraries and research institutes.
Library access and the function of libraries and related institutions in South Asia can be quite different from what you have come to know of both public libraries and university research libraries in the US. In some cases access may be very restricted, books might not be available for check-out, and call number systems might be completely different. As you get started think about what kind of library you might want to use. In any given country they might include:
National Libraries or those of major cities or regions
Cultural Center/Museum libraries
Manuscript or document libraries (including archives)
Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Library is well-known for its many rare collections. Only the members of the library have access to the library. Others also can use its resources, but they need to take prior permission from the General Secretary. The permission is normally accorded to all researchers.