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22 years

The Center for Khmer Studies was founded in 1999, and we look forward to continue serving our community for many decades to come.


Our library has grown from a few hunders items to more than 22 thousand items including books. photos, maps, and more.


Every week, hundreds of local school children visit our library and grounds to read, rest, and access the internet.


Annually, thousands of university students, scholars, and professors visit CKS to attend our events and share knowledge.

Donate to support reading and education in Cambodia

Please consider supporting The Center for Khmer Studies.

By donating or becoming a member, you are supporting connections between Cambodian scholars, students, and artists with their international colleagues, for the purpose of fostering understanding of Cambodia and Southeast Asia

Every summer, we bring undergrads together in our Junior Resident Fellow program.

Support Cambodian Culture

Thank you for your support.
You help power our ongoing success.

Quick and easy ways for donating to CKS

Donate to our annual fund

You can support the CKS annual fund that help keep the library open and free for all visitors. Click the button below to donate by credit card, now.


Support our Library

Support CKS’s Library fund for acquisition of books, equipment and computers, and the ongoing training of our Cambodian librarians.


Special gifts

Many people make special gifts as memorial or honorary donations in the name of family members, distinguished Cambodians, and CKS Fellows or Board Members.


Learn more about
The Center for Khmer Studies

The Center for Khmer Studies is a non-governmental institution operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 


  • We facilitate knowledge sharing, research and insights on topics related to Cambodia’s social, economic and cultural development.
  • We strengthen teaching capacities in the social sciences and humanities as they relate to Cambodia and Southeast Asia.
  • We partner with all major public universities in Cambodia, key development organizations, and relevant public ministries/authorities.


  • The CKS Library & Online Resources provides the largest public library outside the capital, Phnom Penh, with over 20,000 monographs, books and journals, and with publicly accessible computers.
  • Our Fellowships Programs support the research and education of junior and senior scholars from Cambodia and overseas.
  • The Publishing & Translation Program publishes original scholarly manuscripts and translates foundational social science and historical texts into the Khmer language.
  • We host Conferences & Events to present local and international workshops, conferences, and lectures in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Zoom.

Do you need more information?
No problem! Ask us anything

Yes! Center for Khmer Studies Inc. is headquartered in New York, NY, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 13-4044429. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1999.

We accept books and private collections that complement our library and mission. We are also able to accept appreciated stock donations.

Contact our New York Office directly to discuss special gifts. 

Of course. Visit our Contact page to use our contact form to send a message, find an address to visit one of our offices, or see our phone numbers to call us for more information.  

Join the movement and help us continue facilitating research and knowledge sharing on topics related to Cambodia’s social, economic and cultural development.

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