The Library contains some 2,000 or more volumes, almost all of them on topics related to Korea. It has accumulated over several decades, mainly through members’ donations. It is in urgent need of additional materials in order to provide a fuller coverage.

The Library is housed in housed in the RAS Korea office. See the location details here.

No provision exists for books to be borrowed, all books must be read in the room housing the library. Anyone wishing to consult the library should contact the librarian, Michael T. Welles, at or the office at