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.