Indonesia Inquiry


April 28, 2011 Data Research Resources 0

There are several libraries in Indonesia and around the world that have excellent resources for anyone interested in Indonesian issues.  


* Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS) Library: Gadjah Mada University, Graduate Studies Building, 4th floor, Yogyakarta.  Website:

* Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Library: Jalan Tanah Abang III, No. 23-27, Menteng, Jakarta – 10160;


* Freedom Institute Library: Jl. Proklamasi No.41 Menteng Jakarta Pusat 10320 ; Telepon: (021) 31909226; Fax: (021) 31909227;

— Open Monday-Friday from 9am-9pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-5pm.  Closed on national holidays.

* Institut Teknologi Bandung Online Catalog: (select the database of interest to start a search)

* National Archives:

* Library of Congress, Jakarta: The Library of Congress Office in Jakarta is one of six overseas offices administered by the African/Asian Acquisitions and Overseas Operations Division of the Library of Congress. The staff acquire, catalog, preserve, and distribute library and research materials from countries where such materials are essentially unavailable through conventional acquisitions methods and provide assistance to the US congress. Website:

* National Library: Wikipedia entry for Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia / National Library of Indonesia –



* General:

Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians:

— Usually representatives from the library associations of Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and South Vietnam

International Directory of Southeast Asia Librarians:

— The Committee on Research Materials on Southeast Asia (CORMOSEA) is a committee of the Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). It was established to enhance the collection of Southeast Asia research materials and to assist in making them available to Southeast Asia scholars, faculty, and students nationwide.


* Australia:

(1) Australian National University:

— See for Southeast Asian Serials (library search engine).

— See the Indonesia WWW Virtual Library: Society and Culture at

(2) Coburg Library: Corner of Victoria and Louisa Streets, Coburg, VIC 3058 (pop culture, novels, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and cookbooks)

(3) National Library of Australia:

— See for their Indonesian Acquisitions List.


* The Netherlands:

(1) KITLV / Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies: Leiden, Netherlands

— See

— Note: There is also an office in the Jakarta Blok M area.  See their website for details.


* United States:

(1) Library of Congress – Asian Reading Room: Washington, D.C., United States

— See

— Overseas office in Jakarta:

(2) South/Southeast Asia Library (S/SEAL) – University of California Berkeley Library: Berkeley, California

(3) Southeast Asia Digital Library: