Libraries and Resources

All UW students (including SASLI students during their time at UW) have access to the plethora of books, films, music, and more available through the UW-Madison library system.

The library system, however, is not limited to UW students. UW’s search databases, which can link you to hundreds and thousands of South Asian studies resources, are open to everyone. We encourage you to check out the resources below to prepare you for your time at SASLI and for ongoing research, projects, or personal interests.

Other Resources


Search many libraries at once for books, music, and videos and locate your item in a nearby. Download research articles and view digital items.

Romanization Tables

Transliteration schemes for non-Roman scripts in the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Pali, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Prakit, Santali, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library

The UW-Madison South Asia Studies Collection is hosted at Memorial Library in downtown Madison, WI. Students attending SASLI will have access to these resources via their Wiscard. The UW-Madison Librarian for South Asian Studies is Todd Michelson-Ambelang.