The Chiang Mai Library

Chiang Mai Library

Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient

131 Charoen Prathet Road
Chiang Mai 50100 , THAILAND
Tel : 00 66 53 272 421

Librarian: Mrs Naphat SUTTHICHAIDET
Cataloguer : Mr. Sumet Ponjorn
Photographic archives : Mrs Duansiri Srichaiwit

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 open to the public since 2011.  The EFEO library in Chiang Mai now holds a considerably enlarged collection of approximately 50 000 books in English, French, Thai and some other languages, focus on Asia, especially Southeast Asia and Thailand, Buddhism and other religions, philosophy, anthropology, archeology, history, art and literature.

In addition to its monograph holdings, the library also comprises a major collection of almost 53 000 issues of about 1 370 titles of periodicals in the fields of Thai and Southeast Asian Studies.


Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Closed on Thai public holidays and during the Songkrant festival, or Thai New Year, in mid-April.
  • Borrowing privileges are restricted to EFEO staff
The Chiang Mai centre
Head: Christophe Pottier

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

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EFEO Field Scholarships - 1st Semester 2023
13 October 2022

The call for applications for the EFEO Field Scholarships for the first semester of 2023 has been launched. The deadline for submitting applications for the field grant allowing Master II and doctoral students to study in Asia in one of the EFEO centres is October 13 until 6:00 p.m. (Paris time) for a stay to be planned between January 1 and June 30, 2023.

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EFEO Post-doctoral contracts 2023
13 October 2022

The recruitment campaign for post-doctoral contracts (from 3 to 12 months) for the year 2023 has just been launched. It will close on 13 October at 6 pm (Paris time).

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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