The Chiang Mai Library

Chiang Mai Library

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient

131 Charoen Prathet Road
Chiang Mai 50100 , THAILAND
Tel : + 66 53 272 421
Fax : + 66 53 275 151

Librarian: Mrs Naphat SUTTHICHAIDET

In 2009-2010, the French School of Asian Studies built a new library on the grounds of its Chiang Mai Centre. The new buildings are scheduled to open to the public in spring 2011. The EFEO library in Chiang Mai now holds a considerably enlarged collection of approximately 50 000 volumes in the fields of Thai and Southeast Asian Studies and the history of Theravada Buddhism in the region.

In addition to its monograph holdings, the library also comprises a major collection of periodicals in Thai, mostly on Buddhist subjects, but also in the fields of literary and cultural history. The available journals in English and French focus on Asian, Southeast Asian, Buddhist and religious studies.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 12 noon and from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

  • Closed on Thai holidays and during the Songkrant festival in mid-April.
  • Borrowing privileges are restricted to EFEO staff
The Chiang Mai centre
Head: Yves Goudineau

École française d'Extrême-Orient
131 Charoen Prathet Road, A. Muang
Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Tel +66 53 28 05 80
Fax +66 53 28 05 81

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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
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 19 November 2021
On November 19, the French Ambassador, Mr. Thierry Mathou, and the Mayor of Chiang Mai, Mr. Asanee Buranupakorn, have inaugurated an exhibition of old EFEO photos presented by the House of Photography, a museum-gallery in the heart of the city. An expanded version of "Of Temples and Men".
This exhibition includes photos of Angkor, but also of Phimai, Phanom Rung and Phanom Wan, highlighting the long-standing cooperation between the EFEO and Thai archaeologists, first and foremost Prince Damrong, whose full-length photo welcomes visitors to the main hall.
Visit of the French ambassador to Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 09 March 2021
On March 4, 2021, the French Ambassador to Thailand, Thierry Mathou, was welcomed at the EFEO Center in Chiang Mai by its director, Yves Goudineau, and by Jacques Leider, director of the EFEO Center in Bangkok.

After a presentation of the EFEO's activities in Thailand and the European projects it is piloting in the region, the ambassador took part in a round-table discussion on the human and social sciences that brought together some twenty people: academics, publishers, and journalists.