The Library and Information Center was established at the same time as the National Institute of Development Administration in 1966. The early library development was financially and technically supported by the Ford Foundation and Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA), providing substantial funds for developing information resources, acquiring necessary equipments and teaching materials, and financing study trips for library personnel.
The Library was firstly housed in the Institute’s Building 1 until the relocation to the library building (present location of the Honourable Hall of His Majesty’s Sixth Cycle Birthday Anniversary) in 1970. The library was eventually moved to its present location in Anek Prasong Building (presently named Bunchana Atthakorn Building) in October 1998. Throughout the years, the library has constantly been upgraded from being a small and manaul system library to a medium and computer-assisted system library. The library is now equipped with automated system and has besome a complete digital library. In 2010, the library was enable to improve and modernise its physical space for the convenience of library users.