You are a library, a private organization or a private citizen and you wish to borrow a document from our collections:

The EFR library does not loan originals, but provides occasional reproductions of extracts from books or periodical articles. The library respects current legislation on intellectual property.

Download and fill the request form corresponding to your situation, and send it to the address peb(at)


  • Libraries and public bodies (free for other libraries of the Réseau des Écoles françaises à l’étranger):
    1 IFLA voucher or 8 euros every 50 copies or scans
  • Private institutions and private citizens:
    16 euros every 50 copies or scans

 Less than 5 copies or scans for free
 No fee in case of reciprocal agreement with the asking institution


You are an EFR library reader with a valid card, and you wish to bring a document from another library:

The EFR library can request the loan or the reproduction of a document which is neither in its collections nor in another Roman library.

Download the request form, and send it to peb(at)



Requests apply only to libraries outside Rome.

The price of the service, as well as the consultation conditions of original documents, are set by the lending library. Readers are informed before the confirmation of their requests.

Waiting time: 

Loans are generally delivered within between 5 and 15 days of a request for them having been made.   

Latest update 2022/02/17


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



Palazzo Farnese

Piazza Farnese, 67

00186 Roma

Tel: +39 06 68 60 14 27

Email: accueil.bibliotheque(at)

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