Housing more than 20,000 books, the Neilson Hays Library is one of the largest collection of English language titles in Bangkok. Offering a wide variety of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, fresh books arrive every month. Check out our latest titles to see what's new right now. We also stock an impressive array of magazines and newspapers.
Whether you are looking for the latest crime thriller, a recipe for a dinner party or far-flung travel ideas - you will find inspiration here, along with many books on the SE Asian region (including some early editions) that are difficult to find elsewhere.
Members are welcome to browse links such as the Guardian Book Review or New York Times Book Review and submit suggestions for new books to our monthly book-buying meeting - if suitable, we will gladly purchase them. Please attach a copy of the review to the book request slip, available at the Library reception desk.
Latest News! We are proud to have extended our selection of magazines and now include a choice array of monthly publications such as Tatler, House and Garden and Oprah. Treat yourself to a browse, who knows what inspiration lies inside the pages? Magazines may be borrowed on a weekly basis for a small fee.
Visit the History page (above) to learn about the pioneering women who created the original book collection in 1869. Find out why the present building was commissioned nearly 90 years ago and named after a beloved wife, who sadly never saw the building herself.
Please note: our online catalogue browse function is currently being updated.
Neilson Hays Library and Galleries: Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 5.00pm (closed Monday)