Loans and services

Documents are not available for loan, but only for consultation at the Centre.


 Copying / Scanning services
Visitors can photocopy articles from journals and chapters from books if their state of conservation allows it, and subject to the limits of copyright legislation. For users abroad, who are unable to visit the Centre, we can scan documents and send them by email.
Contact: documentation[at]

 Documents held by the library may be photocopied:

    - without limitation if they are in the public domain (70 years after the author's death).

    - with the following limitations if they are not free, according to the French Centre d'exploitation du droit de copie (CFC):
        * in the case of books up to 10% of the number of pages of the book.
        * in the case of periodicals: maximum of 30% of the editorial content of the publication.


Photocopying / Scanning charges
0,10 €/page (ICOMOS members)

0,20 €/page (non-members)


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).

Catalogue of publications for sale

Free publications list

Opening times and access

Opening times

Due to ICOMOS’ relocation to its new address in Charenton-le-Pont (near Paris) in May 2014, the ICOMOS Documentation Centre will be closed from Monday 14 April 2014 for an indefinite period. 
Services and information desk will not be available during this time.

We thank you for your understanding during this transition period.


The ICOMOS Documentation Centre is open to every person interested in
cultural heritage conservation / restoration, whether student or professional. No appointment is required.


The ICOMOS Documentation Centre is located on the ground floor of the ICOMOS International Secretariat in Paris, France:
49-51, Rue de la Fédération

 Metro Stations

"La Motte-Piquet-Grenelle" (lines n° 6 or n° 10) or "Dupleix" (line n° 6)

RER Station:
Line C: Station "Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel"

 42, stop "Desaix"
 80, stop "La Motte-Piquet-Grenelle"
 82, stop "Champ de Mars - Suffren"
 87, stop "Champ de Mars" (last stop)

Map of Paris public transports:

Read more: Opening times and access

Additional information