The ISEAS Library was established in 1968 to serve the research needs of ISEAS researchers as well as scholars interested in the study of the Southeast Asian region.
On 12 August 2015, ISEAS was renamed ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute as part of the Singapore Government's initiative to honour the Republic’s first President, Yusof Ishak.
The Library monitors 92 electronic news resources on a daily basis. Extracted articles and commentaries as collated in the form of Daily News Alert to our subscribers.
The Library monitors 60 journals and websites of think tanks on a weekly basis and extracts relevant articles to send to our users and subscribers.
As of May 2013, ISEAS researchers may borrow a maximum of 100 books for a period of up to 12 months.
The Library releases newly acquired books twice a month as part of the acquisition cycle.
As of July 2016, the Library has a total of 1,340 registered members, 2/3 are external users.