The following individuals can enroll in the EFR Library:

  • Enrolled by right: members and scholarship students;
  • Professors and researchers;   
  • Partners of EFR programmes; 
  • Former members, scholarship students and staff; 
  • Master's students (French University only);
  • Others (at least PhD students).   

Before submitting your registration request, please read the library's rules and regulations (french version / italian version).

Documents required for registration and renewal:

For people who wish to enroll in the Library, or who no longer have a card, access to Palazzo Farnese is only possible with the prior agreement of the library manager. An email must, imperatively, be sent to both the addresses bibliotheque.direction(at) and accueil.bibliotheque(at) at least one week before the required date of registration. The request must include a readable scanned copy of the following documents:   

  • Valid ID;                    
  • Registration form (in french);
  • For professors, researchers, doctoral graduates : copy of PhD diploma and, if possible, professional card;    
  • University enrollment certificate according to the category of students;
  • Letter of introduction from the research director for students enrolled in the doctoral or postgraduate school course, or in the Master's course (in the latter case, only students enrolled at a French university are interested).

To renew the library card, only the following documents are required, and must be sent to the same e-mail addresses (again, at least one week before the required date):

The required date of registration or renewal (day and time) should be precisely indicated on the application form sent to both the addresses bibliotheque.direction(at) and accueil.bibliotheque(at) It is possible to register at the Library from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

An application is not valid as a membership registration. Applicants must wait for the Library to reply to their request before coming to Palazzo Farnese. The reply which confirms the date has to be shown to the guardians at your first access to Palazzo Farnese.

We invite you to consult the page Get to the Library to know more about the access to the library.

Registration and renewal fees

  •      30 euros for 12 full months              
  •      10 euros for one month  
  •      5 euros to reprint a card (forgotten or lost)  
  •      Free entry for a period not exceeding one week

See the Library's fees in detail (French version)   

Registration and renewal service opening times

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.      

Latest update 2023/12/20


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.

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

Holidays and closing days 2024

See how to get a Library card or renew it


Early closing:

Due to the reception at the French Embassy on the occasion of the early celebrations of the French national day, the library closes at 6pm on Friday 12 July 2024.

Regular opening on Saturday 13 July.

Life in the library

Works reach the Galerie des études on the 3rd floor

Consequences :

  • Unavailability of call numbers UF, UI, UK, UM, UN, UP until the end of 2024
  • Unavailability of the gallery spaces (sofas and tables) starting from 15/04 until further notice
  • Punctual disturbances in the movement of people: we will keep you informed

A selection of volumes stays available. Consult it here or ask the staff.

Closure of room 10 from April 16

Due to works, room 10 becomes the study directors' office for a few months.

Therefore :

  • Reading places are unavailable
  • Call numbers Z – ZA – ZB – ZC – ZD – ZF – ZG – ZI are available upon request.

Reopening scheduled for June 10.


Palazzo Farnese

Piazza Farnese, 67

00186 Roma

Tel: +39 06 68 60 14 27

Email: accueil.bibliotheque(at)

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