École française d'Extrême-Orient: Kyoto Center Library

The EFEO's Kyoto Library brings together works collected by researchers at the Hobogirin Institute between 1968 and 1997, notably by Etienne Lamotte, Anna Seidel and Hubert Durt. The library's 6,500 volume collection,  focusing on the Religions of Asia and in particular Buddhism and Taoism, counts over 3,000 works in Japanese, 3,000 works in English and French as well as works in Chinese, Korean and other Asian languages. 

The ISEAS collection, located in the same building, holds an additional 5,000 volumes primarily in Western languages, covering various aspects of Japanese and Chinese studies.

Access terms

Both the EFEO Library and the ISEAS Library are open to researchers and lectors from both the EFEO Kyoto research center and the ISEAS research center.

École française d'Extrême-Orient: Kyoto Center Library

Contact and localisation

Kitashirakawa bettô-chô 29, Sakyô-ku
+81 75 701 0882


Mon.-Fri.: 1:00 -5:00 pm

Service and equipment