First published in 2008, the EFR Library’s catalogue includes all the Palazzo Farnese’s resources, as well as a number of those held in the library of the Jean Bérard Centre in Naples, and the library of the Villa Medici in Rome.

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Opening Hours

The EFR's library is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m,
on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Holidays and closing days 2023

Library card registration service is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

See how to get a Library card or renew it

The Library will be closed Saturday 8 April and Monday 10 April (Holy Saturday and Easter Monday)

Life in the library

Farnese worksite: works on the Via del Mascherone side

The restoration of the facades and roofs of Palazzo Farnese is progressing: works on the Via del Mascherone side have begun. Noise disturbances are to be expected, as well as the unavailability of certain collections until June 2023.

Call numbers located in the Galerie du Chiffre (normally available on request) and in the Study Gallery, on the Via del Mascherone side, are unavailable. A selection of volumes has been moved to allow consultation.

See the list of call numbers concerned and the plan of temporary locations.


We remind you that it is forbidden to eat and drink inside the Library. The terrace is at your disposal.

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A brand new bouquet of journals on social sciences is now available between our electronic ressources on Torrossa plateform, accessible through our catalogue. See the list.

Explore our latest acquisitions on display

See the rooms and their collections on the plans of the library.

Know more about the worksite



Palazzo Farnese

Piazza Farnese, 67

00186 Roma

Tel: +39 06 68 60 13 30

Email: accueil.bibliotheque(at)

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