The collection is made of books and journals in French, English, and other European languages, as well as an important collection of works in Ethiopian languages (both academic works and fictions).
It also includes an important collection of journals made of seven complete collections of Ethiopian journals published in Amharic and in English ; the oldest ones are archived since 1973.
The library additionally houses a collection of maps which is useful in order to plan research trips before going to the field.
Thanks to this collection, the library of the CFEE is one of the most important research libraries of the region. It covers several broad scientific domains : Palaeontology, Archaeology, History, Art History, Philology, Linguistics, Literature, Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, Political Sciences, and Economy.
A computerised catalogue including all books and scientific journals is available in the library upon request. All books, journals and maps need to be read on site.
The Berhanou Abebe library for Ethiopian studiesis open from 9AM to 5PM, Mondays to Fridays. You need to register to be able to access it. Registration is carried out by the librarians in the library. Applicants must bring a letter justifying their academic affiliation and an ID photo. Independent researchers (persons without any academic affiliation) willing to carry out a research project in the library should first contact the CFEE (email@example.com).