Libraries with Major South Asia Collections


  • British Library Oriental & India Office Collections
    • About the British Library's Asia, Pacific & Africa collections
    • About the India Office Records
    • Search the British Library's integrated online catalogue
    • Search OIOC's 19th Century Indian holdings (via DSAL)
  • Cambridge University Centre of South Asian Studies
    • About the CSAS library
    • About the Cambridge University Library Oriental Collections
    • Search the Cambridge University Library online catalog (Newton)
  • Cleveland Public Library
    • About the John G. White Collection of Orientalia (extensive Indic holdings)
    • Search the CPL/ClevNet Online Catalog
  • Columbia University
    • About the South Asia collections
    • Search CLIO (Columbia's online catalog)
  • COPAC
    (a union catalog of British Research Libraries, including Cambridge Univ., Edinburgh Univ., Glasgow Univ., Leeds Univ., and Oxford Univ.)
  • Cornell University
    • About Cornell's South Asia collections
    • Search the Cornell University online catalog (full-featured web-catalog)
  • Harvard
    • Search Harvard's HOLLIS (Harvard OnLine Library Information System)
  • Leiden University (Netherlands)
    • Search the Leiden online catalog
  • Library of Congress, Southern Asia Section
  • National Archives of India
  • National Library of Australia
    • About Australia's national South Asia Collections
    • Search NLA's online catalog
  • National Library of Bhutan
  • National Library of Scotland
  • New York Public Library
    • About NYPL's Oriental Division and its South Asia Collections
    • Search NYPL's CATNYP (online catalog)
  • Oxford University
    • About the Indian Institute Library (of the Bodleian Library)
    • Search Oxford's OLIS (online catalog)
  • School of Oriental & African Studies - SOAS (University of London)
    • About SOAS' South Asia Collections
    • Search SOAS' online catalog (web)
    • Search SOAS' online catalog (telnet)
      - at the username prompt, type: library
  • South Asia Resources Database: The Australian Union Catalogue of South Asian Library Resources (via Curtin University)
    (About 250,000 indexed bibliographic records from two files: main file of South Asia holdings in Australian libraries, and MARC records from National Library of Australia which don't have Australian locations. Site includes simple search as well as advanced boolean searching capabilities.)
  • SVK: Sundarayya Vignana Kendram (Hyderabad, India)
    • ABOUT Sundarayya Vignana Kendram and its libraries
    • SEARCH the catalog of the Urdu Research Library Collection housed at SVK
  • University of British Columbia
    • Search UBC's online catalog (web access)
    • Search UBC's online catalog (telnet access)
  • University of California - Berkeley
    • About UC Berkeley's South Asia Collections
    • Search UC Berkeley's PATHFINDER (online catalog)
  • University of Chicago
    • Homepage of UC Library's South Asia section
    • Search University of Chicago's online catalog
  • University of Groningen (Netherlands)
    • Search the University Library's online catalog
      - at the username prompt, type: OPC
      - to get to English menus, type: ENG
      - to select the catalogues, type: X
  • University of Hawai at Manoa
    • About University of Hawaii's South Asia collections
    • Search University of Hawaii's online catalog
  • University of Heidelberg - South Asia Institute Library
    • About the Institute's South Asia Special Subject collections
    • Search University of Heidelberg's Library catalogue
  • University of Michigan Libraries
    • About University of Michigan's South Asia collections
    • Search University of Michigan's MIRLYN (online catalog)
  • University of Minnesota, Ames Library of South Asia
    • About the Ames Library of South Asia and its collections
    • Search University of Minnesota Ames collection (online catalog)
  • University of Pennsylvania
    • About Penn Library's South Asia section and its collections
    • Search University of Pennsylvania's FRANKLIN (online catalog)
  • University of Texas, Austin
    • About University of Texas Asian Studies collections
    • Search University of Texas UTNetCat (online catalog)
  • University of Toronto
    • Search University of Toronto's online catalog (web access)
    • Search University of Toronto's online catalog (telnet access)
      - at the username prompt, type: UTLINK
      - then hit the return key twice
  • University of Virginia
    • About University of Virginia's South Asia collections
    • Search University of Virginia's online library catalog
      - at the login prompt, type: virgo
      - at the terminal selection menu, choose 22 for vt100
  • University of Washington
    • Homepage of the UW Library's South Asia Section
    • About University of Washington's South Asia collections
    • Search University of Washington's online catalog
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • About University of Wisconsin's South Asia collections
    • Search University of Wisconsin's MadCat (online catalog)
  • The Wellcome Library, London
    • About the library's collections (incl. oriental holdings & special collections)
    • About the library's South Asian Iconographic Collections
    • About the library's Oriental Manuscripts & Printed Books
    • Search the Wellcome Library's online catalog