Library Shelves

The American Center for Mongolian Studies is housed in 1,800 sq ft of office space in the East Wing of the Natsagdorj Public Library. The ACMS Library offers scholars and researchers, including students, faculty, and members of the general public, unparalleled resources in an academic environment.

Since establishing the center, the ACMS’s library collection has grown significantly due to generous donations from public and private donors. As of 2016, the library contained over 5,000 volumes of books related to Mongolian Studies and disciplines with an active presence in the region such as anthropology, archeology, 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.

Hours and Location

The ACMS Library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
The library is closed on many US and Mongolian holidays.

Natsagdorj Library, East Entrance, Seoul St – 7
Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Please note that the entrance to the ACMS Library is from the East Wing of the Natsagdorj library. Do not use the main entrance to Natsagdorj Library as there is no connection to the East Wing through that entrance. Instead, use the library entrance on the east side of the building across from the gers on Seoul Street.


The Library is entirely open to the public, though ACMS members receive discounts on all ACMS fee-based services and unlimited access to the library collection.

The Library’s reading room contains study areas, six public computers with high speed internet access, a dedicated GIS and graphics computer, and high speed wireless internet for laptop computers. Printing and photocopier equipment are also available to patrons, as well as scanning equipment. The library computers offer several well known software packages for editing and publishing written and photographic materials. The library also has lockers for patrons to store valuable items such as laptops, bags, and books. It is staffed by a full-time attendant and part-time volunteers.

There is always a reading room attendant available to answer questions, and patrons are encouraged to seek assistance whenever they need it. The reading room is a quiet study area, so patrons are asked to use low voices when seeking assistance or interacting with other patrons.

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