Southeast Asia Reading Room

2nd Floor, Room 214

The Southeast Asia Reading Room is on the second floor of Sterling Memorial Library. The office of the Librarian for South and Southeast Asian Studies can be accessed through the reading room and is located in 214A. The reading room contains a Southeast Asian Studies reference collection and a small collection of current periodicals therefore books in the room do not circulate. The circulating collection can be found in the library stacks. The reading room is open during library hours and is available to everyone in the Yale community for study. The reading room also serves as a meeting space within the library for teaching and collaboration. The space is used primarily to support scheduled classes, programs, and events related to Southeast Asian Studies and these activities take precedence over other requests. Additionally, this space supports the work of the Yale University Library, serving as meeting space for committees and working groups. When not in use for these activities, the rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to students. Students will need to vacate the rooms during planned events. A schedule will be posted at the entrance to the room indicating when the space is reserved.

How to Schedule

All requests to schedule events must be reviewed and approved by library staff before they are final. Requests will be approved during regular business hours Monday-Friday, so plan in advance. Please place your request via this form:

Available Facilities

SML 214 (Southeast Asia Reading Room) is equipped with a flat-screen monitor with computer hook-up. A white board is also available. The room features an extendable rectangular table with a capacity for 6 to 8 people.

Users are responsible for computer or laptop set up and making any arrangements for additional audio/visual equipment in the classroom. Users are expected to treat the classroom facilities with respect, return them to their typical set up after use, and report any problems immediately. If participants from non-Yale institutions will be in attendance, plan accordingly to make your own arrangements for their access into the Yale-community section of SML.