The CDAT comprises a photo library with 12,000 slides and over 3,000 photos which document the Tibetan area. It has over 3,000 monographs in Western languages, a thousand titles in Tibetan, including several extensive collections. One of the specific Fonds comes from the personal library of Rolf Stein, a former EPHE Professor. The research room houses several hundred standard reference books and catalogues and regularly hosts EPHE research seminars and welcomes researchers who work on the Tibetan area and are associated with the CRCAO.
- Religions: Buddhism and Bön
- Civilization and arts from the Tibetan area, more specifically Tibet and Bhutan