There are a couple of really good libraries in Bangkok, and you can get English language books copied and binded for pretty cheap there.

SET Library

The SET library is located in SET building near to the “Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre”. It provides information to host of books, periodicals, magazines, journals for a very nominal fee. The SET Library is an information center on the Thai financial and capital markets as well as related disciplines and industries. Information is available in traditional forms: books, periodicals, microfilm, audio-visual materials, and also in computerized formats: SET Information Management System (SIMS), On-line Public Access Catalog, CD-ROMs, Reuter’s news terminal.

Service Hours: Monday – Friday (8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) and Saturday (10.00 a.m. -15.00 p.m)

http://www.set.or.th

The Neilson Hays Library

One of its kind in Bangkok – a must see place for those having a penchant for real good books. It has a long history dating back to 1869 and is a non-profit association. The collection is huge and its customers cut across all the sections of the society.

Check it out at http://www.neilsonhayslibrary.com/ Location: 195, Suriwongse Road, Bangkok

TK Park in Central World 7/F

Visitor B20 entrance fee or you can pay B200 for annual membership with card.

http://www.tkpark.or.th

Books, CDs, Internet, Music, Children Play Area, etc.

Thailand Creative & Design Center

The resource center of TCDC had an impressive collection of arts & design related books. Check it out at http://tcdc.or.th/ resourcecenter.php & http://library.tcdc.or.th/

Location: 6th Floor, The Emporium Shopping Complex Sukhumvit 24,Bangkok

Siam Society Library

The Siam Society’s collection of research manuscripts, books, rare books, photos, micro-film, tapes, videos, maps and traditional manuscripts on palm leaf, and other documents constitute the first non-privately owned library in Thailand.

The Siam Society library is noted for its outstanding rare books collection, most of which is related to Southeast Asia.

www.siam-society.org

 

Lending libraries with Bangkok’s many English language publications are located at the American Univ. Alumnae Language School (AUA), The British Council, and the Neilson Hays Library. Membership is open to all residents of Bangkok.

The AUA Library has an excellent collection of books by American authors as well as Thai cultural and historical publications in English. Membership requies proof of residency (a rent receipt) your passport, and a small fee.

The British Council Library maintains a collection of books by British authors as well as magazines, VDO movies, and documentaries. Membership requires proof of residency (a rent receipt) your passport, and a small fee.

The Neilson Hays Library is supported by its membership program which is open to all. It stocks English language magazines and books, fiction and nonfiction, and often hosts lectures by guest authors.

The siam society has an english and thai language library, mostly non fiction and s.e.asian related (www.siam-society.org).

its on asoke opposite the asoke entrance to soi cowboy, and there is a membership fee.

 

Other Libraries

National Library

Samsen Road,

Tel : 281-5212, 281-5313, 281-7746

Open : 9:30 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Closed on Public holidays

Membership is free

Neilson Hays Library

Surawong Road

Tel : 233-1731

Open : 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Open : 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Sundays

Yearly membership for children : 800 baht

Yearly membership for adults : 1,700 baht

Yearly membership for senior citizens : 1,300

British Council Library

Siam Square

Tel : 661-6830

Open 10 a.m – 7.30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat

Central library Chulalongkorn University

Phya Thai Road

Tel : 215-0871-3

Open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday

Non-student reader is charged 20 baht

Academic Library

Dinsor Road

Tel : 221-2141-61 ext 4446

Open : 8:30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday

Lumpini Public Library

Lumpini Park

Tel : 252-8030

Open : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on public holidays

Soi Pranang Public Library

Soi Pranang, Rajvithi Road

Tel : 246-3517

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on public holidays

Anongkharam Public Library

Wat Anongkharam, Klong San

Tel 437-1381

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sundays, Monday and public holidays

Wat Sangkachai Public Library

Wat Sangkachai, Issraphap Road

Tel : 465-1659

Open : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public holidays

Bang Khen Public Libray

Inside Bang Khen District Office

Tel : 251-3375

Open : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays

Wat Ratchadathithan Public Library

Inside Wat Ratchadathitan

Soi Charansanitwongse 35

Tel : 412-0702

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays

Wat Ratchaorotsaram Public Library

Soi Amphoe Kao, Chom Thong Road

Tel : 416-0816

Open : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays

Wat Lad Pla-Khao Public Libray

Inside Wat Lad Pla-Khao, Soi Chokchai 4, Lad Prao

Tel : 570-5792

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sunday, Monday and Public holidays

Phasi Charoen Public Library

Soi Petchakasem 50/3

Petchakasem Road

Tel : 458-1281

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sunday, Monday and Public Holidays

Nong Chok Public Libray

Inside Phakdinoraset School

Behind Nong Chok District Office

Tel : 988-4480

Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed on Sunday, Monday and public holidays

Chatuchak Public Library

Chatuchak District Office, 7th Floor

Tel : 513-3444

Open : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

Below is list of university libraries

(taken from shopping.inbangkok.org)

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