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About Us

Collections and services

The Burma Study Center in Chiang Mai is a non-profit

Burma Study Center provides free education for the people of Burma/Myanmar, as well as information and research materials about the country for members of the international community. 

Since welcoming its first members in 2010, Burma Study Center has maintained the largest public, English-language collection of books, reports, periodicals, and films about Burma in Thailand. It has become a vital community resource through its partnerships with a number of universities, media groups, and organizations. Members have conducted and published research, participated in academic events and community forums, and led numerous campaigns advocating for genuine political reform and respect for the human rights of people of all ethnicities and religions in Burma. 

In addition, more than 300 young migrant students in Chiang Mai have completed courses in English, health, and computers at Burma Study Center.

Librarians at Burma Study Center are often asked to recommend resources on certain topics or issues. We present this brochure below, highlighting what we feel are some of the most interesting, useful, and engaging Burma-related books, films, and websites. All of the books and films featured in the brochure are available on loan to our members at the Chiang Mai branch of Burma Study Center.

BSC recommended resources brochure

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Library membership

To be able to borrow from our library collection, you must first become library member. Please visit the library in person to become a member.

The Burma Study Center welcomed our first members in January 2010. We continue to build-up our collection of books and media so as to become a useful resource for the community.

The library is always seeking donations of books and other publications about Burma in English and Thai, as well as materials in Burmese, Shan, Karen, Kachin, and other ethnic languages. We also welcome monetary donations to help with library maintenance and the purchase of new resources.

Together, we will be able to further the goal of using our privileges and resources to resist repression and support those struggling for freedom in Burma.

Burma Study Center address :

16/8 Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 13, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

This Google Maps link will show you our location , although the first Google maps picture is of our previous location.

We recommend you use this Google Maps streetview to recognise us.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday :
Open : 11.30 AM
Close : 8.00 PM
Saturday :
Open : 11.30 AM
Close : 6.00 PM
Sunday :
Closed