ASEAN Secretariat Resource Centre (ARC)

The Documentation Centre of the ASEAN Secretariat was set up when the ASEAN Secretariat was established in June 1976 and began operating in April 1977. The ASEAN Secretariat Resource Centre (ARC) was then established on 1 November 2006 by the then Secretary-General Ong Keng Yong.

At present, ARC comprises two main sections: the Library and Archives.

The Library is meant for housing and maintaining books (ASEAN Secretariat publications and others), journals, periodicals, newspapers, and audio-visual materials relevant to ASEAN. With a focus on ASEAN, the collection covers a wide range of issues, from social development, economics, science and technology, trade, politics, foreign relations, population and culture.

The Archives meanwhile acts as the custodian of classified ASEAN documents and houses meeting reports, treaties, agreements, instruments of ratification, memorandums of understanding, etc. Due to the nature of these documents, they are restricted and accessible only by the staff of the ASEAN Secretariat.

ARC is also responsible for the process of certifying ASEAN Agreements and the dissemination of the certified true copies to all ASEAN Member States and other party(ies) as required. For the list of ASEAN Treaties/Agreements and Ratification, please click here.

  • The Library is open for Public. Please note that the public may only read the materials in the collection and borrowing services is not available.
  • Internet access/Wi-Fi is available.
  • Opening hours: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 16.30.
  • We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

For further information, please call: (62-21) 7262991 ext. 260 or 192.