Thanat Khoman ASEAN Library
The Thanat Khoman ASEAN Library was established under the operational structure of the Library and Information Center, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). The idea for the library came out of discussions between Professor Dr. Sombat Thamrongthanyawong, Director of NIDA, and Dr. Sukhum Navapan, Director of the John F. Kennedy Foundation of Thailand. As a result of these discussions, it was decided to establish a library to honor the memory of Colonel (Special) Dr. Thanat Khoman, the founder of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), who was Minister of Foreign Affairs. The library received financial assistance of 26 million baht from the John F. Kennedy Foundation and of 13.95 million baht from NIDA.
The Thanat Khoman ASEAN Library provides access to ASEAN publications and aims to become a predominant ASEAN digital library.
ASEAN resources; Books, Journals, Research, both printed and electronic formats, and Multimedia.
There are two types of membership;
1. Internal membership includes NIDA’s students
2. External membership includes general public and NIDA’s Alumni