The ACMS Library offers unparalleled resources to scholars, students, and members of the general public.
Since its establishment, the ACMS’s library collection has grown significantly due to generous donations from public and private donors. As of 2020, the library contains over 5,000 volumes of books related to Mongolian Studies and disciplines with an active presence in the region such as anthropology, archaeology, economics, public health, political science, and biology.
The ACMS library collection is one of the best in the country with hundreds of rare and important books that span from late 19th century to the present day. The majority of items in the collection are written in English, but the collection also includes items written in Mongolian Cyrillic, Mongol Script, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, and other languages.
Check out the ACMS library website!
A project of the ACMS Library Fellowship program, the ACMS Library now hosts a stand-alone website. The website includes visitor information about the Library in Ulaanbaatar, access to the online library catalog, a collection of online databases and digital archives, and research guides on a variety of topics related to the study of Mongolia.
Search the ACMS Library Catalogue
Visitors of the ACMS Library in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia can search the ACMS Library catalogue here.
In addition to print materials, the ACMS library provides the only public access in Mongolia to the online database JSTOR, which contains full-text copies of articles from over 200 academic journals. Access to JSTOR is only available for ACMS Members.
Other Materials Available Online
ACMS has digitized the Tod Nomin Gerel collection, in collaboration with the Tod Nomyn Gerel NGO and the Digital Library for International Research. ACMS also initiated the Inner Asia Digital Archive, which was developed with support from US Department of Education TICFIA program, Digital Library for International Research, Flieshman Fellowship Program, and contributors to the ACMS Library Development Fund
Visit the Library
The Library is entirely open to the public, though ACMS members receive discounts on all ACMS fee-based services.
The Library’s reading room contains study areas, three public computers with internet access, and high speed wireless internet for laptop computers. Printing and photocopier equipment are also available to patrons, as well as scanning equipment.