Due to security reasons of the Embassy of France, identity checks are intensified at Palazzo Farnese’s reception.

In order to ensure your best possible reception at the library, please take note of the following rules:

  • Public access is subject to systematic checks and screening. We thank you in advance for collaborating with the security personnel to facilitate these operations that could take some minutes.
  • Please bring a valid identity document and, if you are already enrolled, your library card to access Palazzo Farnese.

If you’re not yet enrolled in the Library, or if you need to renew the card, please check how to take an appointment and get a library card at the page Registrations and renewals.

The access to the EFR Library is at the second floor of Palazzo Farnese. An elevator is at your disposal.

When you arrive, please sign the entry register placed next to the reception, specifying the last four digits of your card, your surname, your name and the hour of your entry. We invite you to deposit your card in the card box next to the register.

Simple rules are applied at the library. Before your arrival, please take a look at the Library Rules and Regulations (in French).

For preventive conservation reasons, we remind you that it is forbidden to consume food and beverages inside the Library. The terrace is at your disposal.

When you want to go out, please place the books you no longer consult on the tables for the books to be put back, or, if you want to continue the consultation in the following days, fill in the maneat form, available at the reception points of the library, put it inside the stack of books you want to keep apart, and place the stack on the nearest collection point.

When you leave, do not forget to take back your card and sign the register again, marking the time of your departure on the same line as your arrival.

Have a great stay!


Click here to download the plans of the library with the pressmarks arrangement

Click here to download the call numbers alphabetical guide



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


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)efrome.it

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