The ADB Library supports the information needs of ADB staff, using a collection of more than 77,000 titles that include books, journals, newspapers, commercial databases, Internet-based publications, and newswires.
The Library's service brings the collection to its users by offering reference and research assistance, current awareness profiles, document delivery, acquisition of information products, tutorials on the use of electronic databases, tours, and briefings.
Centered on ADB's Communities of Practice, the Library focuses on the organization's priority sectors and themes, which include Education, Energy, Environment, Finance and Trade, Gender and Social Development, Governance, Health, Regional Cooperation and Integration, Transport, Urban, and Water.
Designed and managed as a collaborative as well as research space, the library hosts meetings and seminars related to ADB's Communities of Practice and book launches that showcase ADB publications.
The library is open to external researchers, provided advanced notice is given through written request to the Head, Information Resources and Services, or authorized library staff.