Located in the center of Phnom Penh, the National Library was built in 1924 when the Kingdom was still a French protectorate within French Indochina. It’s marked as the largest library in Cambodia.
Through the decades, the educational building is still very much functional and welcomes a lot of local and foreign guests from Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 11:30 and 2pm to 5pm.
You can find both Khmer and English books in the library and of course, the library can lend you books following terms and policies.
Aside from being the place where anyone can read a book, the National Library is the only place where publishers can request for International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for their publications.