Sutakami Library

Millenium Centre


Sutakami Library was built in 2000 to enable students to “Search for Knowledge”. It was donated by the family of Diana and Graham Millington from England.  In addition to serving PDO's students and faculty, the Library has approximately 1,000 outside members.  The Library includes the following:



 Audio Room (English Language learning by self-access) – self-access study facilitated with CDs and books together, English videos, and English teacher resource books

  • Book Room - There is reader corner for students, young learners of English and adult readers displayed with young learner books, classic, junior fiction, fiction, non-fiction and other professional books such as engineering, medical
  • A multi-purpose hall on the second floor is ideal for classes, meeting, and seminars, with a capacity to accommodate 150 people. Since 2014, the space has been used as a non-formal teaching classroom.
  • Research Room and eTekkatho, a free, open offline digital library that helps users find books, teaching materials, journal articles, datasets and other educational resources.
  • Free wifi access was provided by Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation ( MBAPF), 2015
  • There are Samsung tablets for library users who want to use them to access on-line educational materials such as internet surfing and research, TedTalks, etc. 


Sutakami Library,  the Mandalay Millennium Centre, is designed to provide a learning atmosphere for people who want to learn the English language not only through self-study, but also by attending English Language programs including English conversation classes with fluent and native English-speaking teachers.  Most of the Library’s users are students from different universities, Phaung Daw Oo students, and staff and foreign volunteers.  Over 150 users  visit the Library every day and the facility is used as a venue for the Debate Club and other activities on weekends.  Click here for the Debate Community's Facebook Page

The Library has run a mobile library that aims to reach other monastic schools, providing loans of English and Burmese literature books for periods of up to three months.


Library Hours of Operation

Sutakami Library is open from 09:00 am to 16:00 pm on every weekday, and stays open until 15:30 pm on Fridays. The Library is closed on weekends, public, and school holidays.


Library Activities and Programs


  • Book & Reading Clubs
  • Reading Challenges
  • English Conversation with fluent volunteer teachers
  • Debate Club
  • Movie Time
  • Library Orientation
  • Mobile Library
  • Outreach Program



Special Activities

Book fair/donation books

The Library has held book fairs in which books are given to other institutions that needed books for their respective collections.  Nearly 3,500 books in English were given to other institutions and organizations in 2014.

The Library donates to other monastic schools and organizations that want to set up libraries or need for books for their programs.


Book Donors

The Library's collections were donated by Diana Millington, Genette Dagtoglou, the British Council, Asia Foundation and a number of generous individuals and donors.



Librarians & Contact Information

Daw Khin Chit Win- Chief Librarian (Section Head)


+95 9444001549


Daw Thin Tin Aye  - Librarian

Daw Nu Nu Win     - Library staff

Daw Pa Pa Hlaing   - Library Staff

Daw Thu Zar Win   - Library Staff

Daw Htet Htet Aung- Library Staff

Daw Moe Myat Thwe- Library Staff

Ma Nan Htar Kyi- Volunteer



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