The EFEO Paris Library - Maison de l'Asie


Dear library users, the Efeo library is about to modernize its services, by the end of 2016 book loans and communications will be processed via the online catalog. Therefore, we will be asking you to register prior to coming to the library by visiting our online catalog and filling up the registration form, please be careful to choose "Maison de l'Asie" as homebranch (and not "Bulac"). 

This registration will have to be confirmed at the library's frontdesk with the staff.

Practical Informations

22, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Tel. +33 (0)1 53 70 18 46
Fax +33 (0)1 53 70 87 60



The EFEO Paris Library

Curator of the Library: Clément Froehlicher


The Asian Research Centres of the Maison de l'Asie

Depending on EHESS :

Depending on EPHE:

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Document retrieval is not available from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm and after 5:00 pm.

Annual closing from Christmas through New Year's (dates vary, check with staff).

Conditions of use

Registration is mandatory: please bring a valid ID or student ID.

How to get there

The EFEO library, together with the EHESS (Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences socials) and EPHE (Ecole partique des hautes etudes) Asian studies libraries, are located in the Maison de l'Asie: 22, avenue du Présudent Wilson, 75116 Paris:

* METRO : Line 6 (Trocadéro or Kleber stations) ; line 9 (Iéna station)
* BUS : Lines 63, 92 or 32.



Borrowing privileges are restricted to EFEO staff and members of other research institutions located in the Maison de l'Asie.

Photocopies and reprography

A photocopier and a microform reader-printer are available to members of the public. 

NB: Due to conservation requirements, no photocopies may be made of rare, valuable or fragile books and publications.

Inter-library loan

The EFEO library participates in an inter-library loan scheme. Please contact the staff.

Some books are mentioned as "Disponible pour le PEB" in the SUDOC online catalog, yet it can happen that it is not the case. Please contact the ILL in charge who will confirm you if the book is available or not.

Paris EFEO Seminar

Monday 26th March François Lagirarde (EFEO) speaks on "Épigraphie et religion: le bouddhisme du Nord de la Thaïlande dans les inscriptions anciennes (XIIIe-XVIIe siècle)

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2018

The deadline for submitting an application to an EFEO Field Scholarships for Master and PhD students enabling a field study in Asia at one of the EFEO centers is set to the 31st of March 2018.
Contrats doctoraux fléchés 2018-2021

Dans le cadre du soutien apporté aux actions de coopération internationale, le Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI) propose un dispositif de contrats doctoraux fléchés à l’international (ACI). Ce dispositif peut bénéficier à tout doctorant dont les recherches s’inscrivent dans le cadre des programmes scientifiques d’une des cinq Écoles françaises à l’étranger.

Date limite de candidatures : 4 mai 2018, 15h (heure de Paris)
Release of the photographic collection of Luc Mogenet

999 photographs taken by Luc Mogenet at Laos especially at Luang Prabang between 1968 and 1973 are now on line on the photo library website.
L’invention des dynasties : les « rois anciens » du pays tamoul
Paris, France,

On Monday 5th February Charlotte Schmid (EFEO) is speaking on L'invention des dynasties : les « rois anciens » du pays tamoul.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Free admission)
Maison de l'Asie, First floor salon, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris