Loans and services


Documents are not available for loan. They can only be consulted at the Documentation Centre.


→  Photocopy

Visitors can copy (for their private use only) journal articles and book chapters, if their state of conservation allows it.

ICOMOS members can order photocopies of documents held at the library:

    - without limitation if they are in the public domain (typically 70 years after the death of the authors).

    - with the following limitations if they are under copyright:
        * for books: up to 10% of the number of pages of the book.
        * for periodicals: up to 20% of the editorial content of the publication.

These limitations follow our contrat with the Centre français d'exploitation du droit de copie (CFC), the French organisation that collectively manages copyright for books and the press on behalf of authors and publishers.

This service is for ICOMOS members only.  Photocopies are free but posting charges will be paid by the applicant, according to weight, destination and specific requests (air mail etc.)

Contact: documentation[at]


Sale of publications

All the available ICOMOS publications and those of some ICOMOS Committees are for sale at the Documentation Centre.
Pre-payment is required by cheque in euros (France only), PayPal, credit card or bank transfer. 
Postage will be charged according to the weight, distance and specific requests (air mail, etc).

ICOMOS Bookshop

Opening times and access

Opening times

The Documentation centre is open by appointment only from Monday to Friday. Please contact us by phone +33 (0)1 41 94 17 59 or via our contact form



The ICOMOS Documentation Centre is open to every person interested in cultural heritage conservation An appointment is required.


The ICOMOS Documentation Centre is located at the ICOMOS International Secretariat in greater Paris, France:

11 rue du Séminaire de Conflans
94220 Charenton-le-Pont

Tel. + 33 (0) 1 41 94 17 59
Fax. + 33 (0) 1 48 93 19 16

As our new premises are in the same location as the Médiathèque de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, please present yourself at the reception desk of the Médiathèque who will direct you to the ICOMOS offices. We thank you for kindly informing us of your visit ahead of time.

Access Map

Map of Paris public transports

By bus :

  • Line 24 (Gare Saint-Lazare / Maisons Alfort École Vétérinaire) : stop Pont Nelson Mandela
  • Line 109 (Terroirs de France / Pont Nelson Mandela Rives de Bercy) : stop Pont Nelson Mandela Rive Droite
  • Line 111 (Terroirs de France / Champigny-Saint Maur RER) : stop Liberté-Métro
  • Line 180 (Villejuif-Louis Aragon / Charenton-Écoles) : stop Liberté-Metro, Archevêché or Pont Nelson Mandela Rive Droite

By métro :

  • Line 8 (Balard / Créteil) : station Liberté
  • Line 14 (Saint-Lazare / Bibliothèque François Mitterrand) : station Cour Saint-Emilion (then continue with Bus 24, 109 or 111)

By train :

  • Gare d’Austerlitz, métro line 5 to Bastille then métro line 8 or bus 24
  • Gare de l’Est, métro line 5 to Bastille then métro line 8
  • Gare de Lyon, métro line 14 or métro line 1 to Reuilly-Diderot then métro line 8 or bus 24
  • Gare Montparnasse, métro line 6 to Daumesnil then métro line 8
  • Gare du Nord, métro line 5 to Bastille then métro line 8
  • Gare St Lazare, métro line 14 to Cour Saint-Emilion then bus 24, 109 ou 111 ; or métro line 3 to République then métro line 8



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