The Reading Room

Macon in Reading Room (c) Library and archives of the château de Chantilly
The Reading Room is the château venue equipped by the Duke of Aumale in 1898 to show his collections. With its ten seats dedicated to reading, this room is reserved to academic research and cannot be visited.
Reading Room (C) Domaine de Chantilly

Access conditions


The reading room is accessible to persons conducting researches related to the historic funds. Reasons may be professional, personal, or for study purposes, and must be authorized by the library and archives' curator.

The access should be scheduled, asked by email, phone, fax or postal mail.

Bibliothèque du château de Chantilly
Fondation pour la sauvegarde du Domaine de Chantilly
17, rue Connétable
60500 Chantilly - France

Phone: + (33) 3 44 62 62 69
Fax: + (33) 3 44 62 62 61

Opening days and hours
The reading room is open from Monday to Friday except on Tuesday (except on bank holidays) from 9:15am to 5:00pm without interruption.
No annual closure.


Readers registration


Access to the library is free.
For the first registration, a valid ID document is required.
Consultation of the documents 
The documents are available on site exclusively.
Opening hours for consultation: 9:15am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 4:30pm.

Consultation of certain documents may be refused by the officer due to its poor condition or very fragile state. 


Only the classified and quotated collections are available.

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