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CEH Document Collection

Since the beginning of the 1960s, thanks to a policy of systematically purchasing and collecting documents in the field, a unique multidisciplinary documentary collection has been compiled: the CEH library. It is the only one of its kind and includes numerous locally published works. Previously housed on CEH’s premises, then transferred at the end of 2019 to Campus Condorcet’s library (Grand équipement documentaire: GED), it is, with its 35,000 references, the largest Himalayan collection in the world.

You can consult the titles of the documents in our collection in our online catalogue.

The building of the future library Grand équipement documentaire (GED) will only be opening in autumn 2021. In the meantime the collections are stored in the Paris suburbs. It is possible to reserve documents 48 hours in advance via the Campus’s online catalogue. To do so, please create an online account.

A temporary reading room is open to readers at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Paris Nord building (20 avenue George Sand, 93210 La Plaine St-Denis), in the reading room on the ground floor, from Monday to Thursday from 12.30pm to 6.30pm. Documents that cannot be taken out on loan are marked as such in the catalogue.

For further information about the Condorcet Campus Library Project, see

For further information about our collections, please get in touch with our GED contact, Rachel Guidoni:

Key figure in the history of
CEH’s Documentation Centre

- The story of Lucette BOULNOIS


On-line resources

- Assamese Language - the easternmost Indo-European Language
- Arts & Crafts of North-East: in collaboration with the National Museum Institute
- Asian Maps University of Texas
- Digital Himalaya
- Digital South Asia Library - numerous resources, including Turner’s Nepali Dictionary as well as about a hundred issues of Sansar, the Nepalese diaspora’s newspaper in India (1926-1929)
- Himalayan Art
- Library of Congress
- Library of Congress - Bhutan
- Library of Congress - Nepal
- Nepal Policy Research Network
- Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library
- PAHAR - a rich collection of writings and maps concerning the Himalayas
- Plants of Nepal
- School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
- South/Southeast Asia Library Service - Berkeley

View online : library catalogue