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23 July

the media library

Fermeture estivale de la médiathèque du mardi 12 août au samedi 23 août inclus.
Le salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache et le service des archives et de la documentation des collections restent ouverts.
Pour toute information supplémentaire, merci de vous adresser à mediatheque(at)

The media library collections

La médiathèque © musée du quai Branly photo Nicolas Borel - Click to enlarge, open in a new window
La médiathèque © musée du quai Branly photo Nicolas Borel

The media library collections include a wide range of documentation on ethnology and history of art outside Europe, for a wide public including academics, cultural heritage professionals and the general public.

The media library  is a centre of excellence on ethnology and offers a wide choice of works on the art and civilisations of Africa, Oceania, Asia and the Americas.  It also conserves documents relating to their cultural heritage: photographs, archives, documentation on the collections.

visit the media library to

consult the media library  catalogues

make the most of your visit to the museum


consult the iconotheque or the reserve collections

consult the archives and documentation on the collections

opening hours

Jacques Kerchache reading room

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday : 11am to 7pm

Thursday, Friday and Saturday : 11am to 9pm

Closed on May 1st and December 25th

Study and research media library 

Tuesday and Wednesday : 11am to 7pm

Thursday, Friday and Saturday : 11am to 8pm

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Exhibition room for precious collections

From Tuesday to Saturday

By appointment only

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

Archives and Documentation on the Collections

From Monday to Friday

By appointment only


Enter by the museum’s entrance hall

Accessible to visitors with reduced mobility

contact address


Download the reader's guide

Discover the media library and the services that it offers, and how to register and consult the collections. 

download the media library reader's guide, reader's guide (2 Mb pdf, in a new window)


  • Sony France : sponsor of the study and research media library's IT and multimedia equipment
  • Sony Europa Foundation : financial contribution to the Jacques Kerchache reading room
  • Ixis Corporate et Investment Bank : sponsor of the scientific documentation on the collections on the museum's website and of the multimedia gallery in the permanent collections space