The EFEO Paris Library - Maison de l'Asie


Dear library users, 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: François-Xavier André


Since june 2021, the collections of the Asian Research Centres of the EHESS and the EPHE have been transfered to the Campus Condorcet.

They are not anymore available in the Maison de l'Asie. For any inquiry, please contact directly the EHESS and EPHE research centres : 

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 open to any researcher or student affiliated with a French University..

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.

Consultation of the archives

The inventories and finding aids are published jointly on Calames and the EFEO archive website.

EFEO Paris seminar
Paris, France, 23 May 2022

Jean Michaud (University of Laval, Quebec, visiting professor at the EHESS) speaks on "Cherchez le messie. Enquête sur la naissance de la rébellion de Pa Chay Vue (Batchai) au Tonkin".

From 10:30 to 12:00. The conference will take place online on prior registration.
Once registered, you will receive the elements to connect (seminar link and password).

Illustration: The Méo revolt [in French Indochina (Laos)] 1920, @BNF/Gallica.

Paris, France, 10 May 2022
From May 2nd to June 30th, the Maison des étudiants de l'Asie du Sud-Est (MEASE) at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris will host the exhibition "Au fil de l'eau. Rivers of Southeast Asia".
This exhibition commemorates the 90th anniversary of the existence of the MEASE, founded in 1930 under the name Maison de l'Indochine.

Address: Maison des étudiants de l'Asie du Sud-Est, Grand Salon, 59B Bd Jourdan, 75014, Paris.

Free admission

Position open to competition
Paris, France, 09 May 2022

A position is open to competition: Lecturer at the EFEO in "Archaeology and History of insular Asia"

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 9 May 2022 at 18:00 (Paris time)

For more information please see the announcement READ MORE
Call for applications for 5 doctoral contracts 2022-2025
02 May 2022
The call for applications for 5 Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) doctoral contracts with a focus on French schools abroad (EFE) 2022-2025 is open until 2 May 2022 at 3pm (Paris time). The application documents can be sent until Monday 2 May 2022, 3 pm (Paris time), according to the procedures of each EFE: For more information

Conditions and procedures for the EFEO
Exhibition ''TrancFiguration. Tattoos from Birth to Death''
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 21 April 2022

On April 21, in the presence of the French Ambassador and the Vice-Governor of Chiang Mai, the exhibition TrancFiguration. Tattoos from Birth to Death, has been presented in a joint exhibition by the EFEO Center and the Alliance française.

The exhibition, which includes many photographs from the EFEO photo library showing tattooing rituals in monasteries in Cambodia (Olivier de Bernon) and Thailand (François Lagirarde), will remain in Chiang Mai until the end of May, then will go to Chiang Rai, and will be installed for two months, in July and August, at the National Gallery in Bangkok.