Expanding Cambodia’s Reading Culture at the Toshu Fukami Library and E-Library of The University of Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 11th July 2016: The Toshu Fukami Library and E-Library of The University of Cambodia announce that they now have over 65,000 items, including books, magazines, periodicals and newspapers, together with database access of research journals in the E-library, to assist students, researchers and others of interest in the quest for building a reading culture in Cambodia.

Many donors have contributed to this collection, one of the largest in the country. The most recent dispatch is the second batch of donations from Dr. William Clyde Lane of Singapore, who donated 4,759 books through the Insewa Foundation, mostly related but not limited to, the fields of medicine, health, psychiatry, and other interests ranging from mountaineering to English metaphors. Other donors in the past have included the Asia Foundation, the Cambodian Red Cross, the European Union, Dr. Haruhisa Handa, and multiple embassies.

The documents in the Library and E-Library comprise a variety of subjects, including mathematics, politics, economics, history, and technology, among others, with many items published in languages other than Khmer and English. Both the Library and E-Library are open to the public seven days a week, and The University of Cambodia invites all students, faculty, staff, scholars, researchers, and community members to take advantage of our resources.

For more information about the Toshu Fukami Library and E-Library, please visit www.library.uc.edu.kh as well as The University of Cambodia’s website, www.uc.edu.kh

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