International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICCROM library

ICCROM library

Notice to our users

The Library will be closed to the public from Wednesday 22 December 2021. It will reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

Researchers interested in consulting the Library materials in our collection are invited to write to specifying their name and a detailed purpose of the research.

As stated in article 3 of Decree-Law no. 105 of 23 July 2021, from 23 August users will need to show their European Green Pass to access the library. For non-European users, we accept also internationally recognized certificates of vaccination such as the “International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis” vaccination booklet or other similar proof of vaccination/vaccination passport against SARS-CoV 2 issued from National authorities.

Users interested in receiving scanned copies of Library materials listed in the online catalogue are gently asked to contact the Document delivery services at specifying all details of the requested documents.


Supporting a diversity of cultures by ensuring a diversity of resources

Our History

Established in 1961 in Rome, the ICCROM Library is the leading conservation Library in the world. Our mandate to collect, study and circulate information is embedded in Article 1 of ICCROMs Statutes.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the international community of scholarly heritage researchers and practitioners by building a collection of resources in multiple languages and formats, guaranteeing their preservation and providing access, both on site and remotely. 

Our Vision

All relevant resources are made available, findable and accessible to everyone.

Our Collection

ICCROM library

  • Cultural heritage conservation and restoration study materials
  • Free access
  • Books and journals in 72 languages
  • Online catalogue containing 125,000 entries
  • Open stacks
  • Reading room
  • Reference desk
  • Electronic journals database
  • E-book lending
  • Document delivery

Subject areas include

  • Theory and history of restoration
  • Museums and museum objects
  • Archaeology
  • Built heritage and sites
  • Libraries and archives
  • Materials conservation
  • Scientific analysis
  • Disaster and risk management, illicit traffic
  • Legal protection, documentation, training
  • Cultural heritage management

Please note – The ICCROM Library does not lend paper materials. Paper materials may be accessed only in the reading room. Instead, for some electronic media loan is available.  Besides, the Library offers Reference and Document Delivery Services.

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