Reading room

In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the reading room is closed until further notice.

Useful Information

Consultation protocol for books, archives and documentation in the reading room

The Rodin museum reopens its doors as of Tuesday July 7, 2020. Here are some rules to follow when you come to the reading room.

Come to the reading room:

To respect social distancing and current health measures, the reception of researchers is reduced to 4 people at the same time.

An appointment is mandatory, at least 48 hours in advance, using the contact form.

Please indicate as precisely as possible the required books and documents (within the limit of 10 books and 5 documents) or the subject of your research.

Please note, free access to the documents will not be possible. To search for a work, you can consult the online catalog of the library.

Upon receipt of your request, you will be offered a consultation date in the reading room; it will not be possible to come without confirmation of the appointment.

At the museum

Before entering the reading room: please wash your hands (rather than using a gel).

Access to the cloakroom: a gel is available before and after using the lockers in the cloakroom. The following are authorized in the room: pencil, sheets, computer, mobile phone (vibrate mode).

In the reading room

Wearing a face mask is compulsory.

No free access to the reading room shelving is authorized.


Open to all publics (readers, students, researchers, art professionals and art lovers), the documentation centre can receive up to five researchers per half day.

Works freely available for consultation include reference books (dictionaries, Salon catalogues, Bénézit, etc.), general works classified according to subject and author in alphabetical order (notably Rodin and Camille Claudel, art history, sculpture, architecture, photography, solo exhibition catalogues and Rodin in national and international collections).

Consultation procedures

By appointment only.
Open from Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-5pm.

Entrance via 19 Bd des Invalides 75007 Paris.

Contact : Please use the contact form.
Phone :

Pencil, laptop computer

Since the Reading Room does not offer a photocopying service, photocopies are made at the discretion of the librarian and depending on the condition of the document.
Cameras may be used (without a flash) for personal documentation only, when permission is granted by the librarian and/or the head of the Department of Research, Documentation, Archives and Library.

To enrich the library, a copy of the dissertation or thesis written by a student having worked on Rodin will be requested.