Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 1 – Cambodia ranks fifth with 1,100 public libraries in Southeast Asia. Vietnam has the highest number of public libraries in Southeast Asia according to data from OCLC, with a total of 6,991 public libraries.

Thailand ranks second with 2,116 libraries, and Malaysia ranks third with 1,392 libraries. These figures only include public libraries and do not include academic and other types of libraries.

Public libraries are an integral part of society in almost every country in the world. They provide access to various collections of books and journals and play a crucial role in the advancement of knowledge. In addition to serving as places for students and professionals to study and work, public libraries also host valuable activities such as book clubs that enhance public interest in literature and organize educational programs.

This article originally was published on Statista.