The Byzantine Library, founded jointly in Paris in 1929 by the American scholar Thomas Whittemore and the Boston Byzantine Institute, holds a specialized collection on Byzantine civilization in general and more specifically on early Christian and Byzantine archaeology and art, Byzantine history and literature, the history of the Orthodox Church, and the liturgy, art and history of the countries influenced by Byzantine civilization (Slavic countries, Georgia, Armenia, the Near East), as well as on Coptic art and literature.
In addition, specialized collections in Byzantine epigraphy, numismatics and sigillography are developed within the collection of the History and Civilization of Byzantium Research Centre.
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (library registrations only from 10 a.m. to 12.30 a.m.).
Closed from November 4th 2019 due to the relocation of the library (reopening dates will be communicated at a later time).
75231 PARIS CEDEX 05
Tel.: +33 1 43 54 86 60 or +33 1 44 27 17 97
Fax: +33 1 44 27 11 70