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This is a selection of libraries that the University Library recommends on a regular basis to find materials not available at AUP.

As some of these libraries charge access fees, a Reference Librarian can help you determine which one is the most suited to a particular research project and can make arrangements to reimburse the fees involved (on a case by case basis).

If the material you need is not available in the University Library, you can try searching Paris-area libraries by using one of the online catalogs suggested below and by searching the Catalogue Collectif de France(CCFr) or the Systeme universitaire de documentation (Sudoc) (university libraries only). To search the collections of major libraries throughout France, use CCFr or Sudoc; to search the collections of major libraries worldwide, especially for English-language materials, use WorldCat. If a specific item you are looking for is only available at a library outside the Paris area, you may submit a Document Delivery request.

WorldCat allows you to search the collections of over 40,000 libraries worldwide. The WorldCat database includes records from the major North American research libraries as well as a growing number of libraries in other countries, including many in France. WorldCat is especially useful when doing a comprehensive search for materials that have been published anywhere in the English language.

Except when noted, the following libraries are research libraries and not lending libraries. While English language materials will be available, the working language will be French.

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Specialized Libraries
Arts Business China Communications Computer Science and Sciences French studies Psychology
Social and Political Sciences

Libraries covering all topics

American Library in Paris
http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/

Address 10 rue du general Camou
75007 Paris
Tel. 01 53 59 12 60
How to get there metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma Marceau
Schedule see Web Site
Access loans possible, see Web Site
Collections 95,000 books, 450 periodicals
All subjects concerning the United States
Online catalog yes 

Bibliothèque de l'Institut du Monde Arabe
http://www.imarabe.org/bibliotheque/la-une
 

Address 1, rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
Place Mohammed V
75005 PARIS
Tel. 01 40 51 38 38 (Institut du Monde Arabe)
How to get there Métro : Jussieu, Cardinal-Lemoine,
Sully-Morland
Bus : 24, 63, 67, 86, 87, 89
Schedule see Web site
Access see Web site (3rd floor Institut du Monde Arabe)
Collections Multidisciplinary but concentrating on contemporary Arabic culture and civilization
Books in Arabic, French, German, English, Italian
65,000 books, 1360 journals/newspapers, language cassettes
Online catalog no

Bibliothèque Publique d'Information
http://www.bpi.fr/
 

Address Centre Georges Pompidou 
19, rue Beaubourg 
75004 Paris 
Tel. 01 44 78 12 33
How to get there metro: Chatelet, Rambuteau
Schedule see Web site
Access see Web site
Collections All subjects 
400,000 books, 2430 periodicals, 2260 films, language lab
Online catalog yes

Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève
http://www-bsg.univ-paris1.fr/home.htm

Address 10, place du Pantheon
75005 Paris
Tel. 01 44 41 97 97
How to get there metro: Luxembourg, bus: 82
Schedule see web site
Access see web site
Collections

 

All topics
1,1 million books (16,000 in open stacks)
2,800 periodicals
Online catalog yes

BNF: Bibliothèque Nationale de France: Bibliothèque de Libre-accès (Haut de jardin)
http://www.bnf.fr/pages/zNavigat/frame/pratic.htm

Address

 

Site Francois Mitterand
Quai Francois Mauriac
Paris 75013
Tel. 01 53 79 59 59
How to get there Metro: Quai de la Gare or 
Bibliotheque-Francois Mitterand
Schedule see web site
Access see web site
Collections

 

All subjects
200000 books, 2500 periodicals, all French theses, 80000 digitized documents and 4000 films
Online catalog yes (Choose: Catalogue des imprimes en libre acces)

BNF: Bibliothèque Nationale de France : Bibliothèque de Recherche (Rez de jardin)
http://www.bnf.fr/pages/zNavigat/frame/pratic.htm

Address

 

Research Library - Lower Level
Site Francois Mitterrand
Quai Francois Mauriac
Paris 75013
Tel. 01 53 79 59 59
How to get there Metro: Quai de la Gare or 
Bibliotheque-Francois Mitterand
Schedule see web site
Access Requires a letter from an AUP Reference Librarian justifying need
Collections

 

10 million books from over 300 years including all French legal deposit books, 32000 French periodicals and 8500 non-French periodicals primarily from the humanities and the social sciences.
Online catalog yes (Choose: BN-Opale Plus)

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Specialized libraries

Arts   

Bibliothèque Forney
http://equipement.paris.fr/bibliotheque-forney-18

Address 1, rue du Figuier
75004 Paris
Tel. 01.42.78.14.60
How to get there Metro: St. Paul
Schedule Tuesdays - Fridays : 13:30 - 20:30
Saturdays: 10:30 - 20:30
Access Loans possible with proof of domicile 
Collections

 

Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Decorative Arts. 
200,000 books, 2,600 periodicals, 40,000 exhibition and museum catalogs
Online catalog yes (it includes most of their holdings)
 

BiFi: Bibliothèque du Film
http://www.bifi.fr/

Address 51, Rue de Bercy
75012 Paris
Tel. 01 53 02 22 50
How to get there Metro: Ledru-Rollin
Schedule Mondays-Fridays: 10:00-19:00
Access Fees, see web site
Collections

 

Combined collections from three major film organizations: 13,000 volumes, 148 journals, 48,000 screen plays, 10,000 clipping files, 550 archive files and over 2800 films
Online catalog yes

Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
http://www.citechaillot.fr/ressources_documentaires.php

Address 1, place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre
75116 Paris
Tel. 01 58 51 52 00
How to get there metro: Trocadéro (lignes 9 et 6) et Iéna (ligne 9)
(or 10 minute walk from the library)
Schedule see web site
Access open to all (accès libre)
Collections

 

Twentieth and twenty-first century architecture.
26,000 books, 2000 new titles per year, 400 periodicals and documentary films.
Online catalog yes

(INHA) Bibliothèque de l'Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art
http://www.inha.fr/

 

Address 58, rue de Richelieu 75002 PARIS
Tel. 01 47 03 84 01
How to get there Ligne 3 : Bourse
Ligne 7, 14 : Pyramides
Ligne 1 : Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre
Schedule see web site
Access Free annual card available for masters students and faculty - undergraduate students may obtain a free card for a maximum of 5 visits in one year OR pay 30.50 Euros for a card
Collections

 

493,000 books, 163,000 sale catalogues, 6700 journals (1500 current), many photos, engravings, databases and ejournals.  They have items in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish and more
Online catalog http://catalogue.inha.fr/loris/jsp/index.jsp

MNAM-CCI: Musée National d'Art Moderne-Centre de Création Industrielle
http://www.centrepompidou.fr/

Address

 

Centre Georges Pompidou
19, rue Beaubourg
75004 Paris
Tel. 01 44 78 47 38
How to get there metro: Chatelet, Rambuteau
Schedule see web site
Access by appointment only
Collections

 

Twentieth century art, architecture and industrial design.
120,000 books and exhibition catalogs, 350 periodicals, 25,000 artists' archives
Online catalog yes

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Business 

Bibliothèque Universitaire de Paris Dauphine
http://www.bu.dauphine.fr

Address Place de Lattre de Tassigny 
75775 Paris Cedex 16 
Tel. 01.44.05.40.94 
How to get there Metro : Porte Dauphine
Schedule see Web site
Access Any student with ID card.  See details on Web site
Collections

 

Economy, Management, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Law, Social Sciences and Humanities. 
130.000 books, 1.850 periodicals
Online catalog yes

Infothèque du Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
http://www.devinci.fr/infotheq/

Address 2, avenue Léonard de Vinci 
92916 Paris La Défense - Cedex 
Tel. 01.41.16.70.00
How to get there Métro: Grande Arche de la Défense 
RER A : Grande Arche de la Défense
Schedule see Web Site
Access see details on Web site
Collections Economy, Management, Sciences and Technology. 
48 000 books , 650 periodicals
Online catalog yes

INSEAD: Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires
http://www.insead.fr/library/gen_info.htm

Address Boulevard de Constance 
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
Tel. 01 60 72 40 00
How to get there Train : Paris Gare de Lyon => Fontainebleau
Schedule see Web site 
Access see details on Web site
Collections

 

Accounting,  Marketing, Finance, Economics,Social and Physical Sciences. 
44 000 books 
Online catalog Yes

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China   

Le Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine
http://cecmc.ehess.fr/sommaire.php?id=1033

Address
 
 

 

la salle de lecture de la Bibliothèque de la Maison de l'Asie
22, avenue du Président Wilson
75016 Paris
Tel. 01.53.70.18.68/69/70
How to get there Metro Iéna et Trocadéro.
Schedule see website http://cecmc.ehess.fr/document.php?id=496
Access Consultation at the site is freely available - bring official piece of identification and a photo (your AUP ID and proof of domicile such as a telephone bill can be necessary in some libraries)
Collections Modern China - history, politics, economy and society. Over 50,000 volumes and 1600 periodicals (120 current).
Online catalog Western language documents
Online catalog Chinese Documents

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Communications   

L'Inathèque de France
http://inatheque.ina.fr/

Address
 
 

 

Bibliothèque Francois Mitterrand
Inathèque de France
Rez-de jardin, salle P (Audiovisuel) 
Quai François-Mauriac 
75 706 Paris Cedex 13 
Tel. 01 53 79 48 30 
How to get there Metro : Bibliothèque nationale 
Schedule see website 
Access Requires a letter of introduction from an AUP professor or Reference Librarian.
Collections Recordings of all major French television and radio programs 
Online catalog Yes

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Computer Science and Sciences 

INRIA: Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique
http://www.inria.fr/publications/centredoc.fr.html

Address

 

Domaine de Voluceau 
Rocquencourt - B.P. 105 
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex 
Tel. 01 39 63 54 24 
How to get there train: Gare Paris St Lazare => Versailles-Rive Droite, then bus SAVAC-INRIA (allow 30 - 60 mins.) 
Schedule see Web Site
Access loans possible with photo ID and passport or Carte de Sejour. 
Collections Technology, Mathematics, Medecine 
50,000 books , 800 periodicals. 
Online catalog Yes

Médiathèque de la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie 
http://www.cite-sciences.fr/francais/indexFLASH.htm

Address

 

Niveau 1
30 avenue Corentin Cariou 
75019 Paris
Tel. 01 40 05 70 00
How to get there Metro Porte-de-Pantin 
Schedule see Web site 
Access loans possible for a fee 
Collections

 

Mostly French publications on the Sciences, Technology, and Industry. 
300,000 books and periodicals 
Online catalog Yes

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French studies 

Bibliothèque de la Documentation Française
http://www.ladocfrancaise.gouv.fr/documentation/bibliotheque/index.shtml

Address 29 quai Voltaire 
75007 Paris
Tel. 01 40 15 72 72
How to get there Metro : Rue du Bac
Schedule see Web Site
Access varies see Web Site
Collections
 
 

 

French and International Political, Economic, Social and Administrative Information.
210,000 books, 2,300 periodicals and government publications 
Special departments for photographs, Africa, East Europe and     international organizations.
Online catalog http://www.ladocumentationfrancaise.fr/documentation/catal_biblio.shtml

BHVP: Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris

Address

 

Hotel Lamoignon 
24, rue du Pavee 
75004 Paris
Tel. 01.44.59.29.40 
How to get there Metro: St Paul
Schedule Mondays - Saturdays: 9:30 - 18:00
Access Provide photo and show ID card 
Collections
 
 

 

History of Paris and France including Arts, Architecture, Literature, Theater. 
Special collections on Dreyfus, Nadar, Atget, Apollinaire, etc... 
600,000 books, 5,000 periodicals, 120,000 photographs.
Online catalog no

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Psychology   

Bibliothèque H. Piéron
http://www.bu.univ-paris5.fr/spip.php?article220

Address

 

Université de Paris V
Centre H. Piéron
71 avenue E. Vaillant
92774-BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT
Tel. 01-55-20-58-48 
How to get there Métro Marcel Sembat- Ligne no 9 direction Pont de Sèvres ou Porte de Saint-Cloud (compter 10 mm à pied)
Schedule

9:30-19:30 du lundi au vendredi
10 -16:30 le samedi (hors vacances universitaires)

Access Provide current AUP ID card 
Collections Psychology
2500 ejournals, 700 print titles (300 current), 50,000 books, 700 theses and test manuals.
Online catalog http://babel.bu.univ-paris5.fr/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b&local_base=red01

Social and Political Sciences 

Bibliothèque de la Documentation Francaise
http://www.ladocfrancaise.gouv.fr/documentation/bibliotheque/index.shtml

Address 29 quai Voltaire 
75007 Paris 
Tel. 01 40 15 72 72 
How to get there Metro : Rue du Bac 
Schedule see Web Site
Access varies see Web Site 
Collections
 
 

 

French and International Political, Economic, Social and Administrative Information.
210,000 books, 2,300 periodicals and government publications 
Special departments for photographs, Africa, East Europe and     international organizations.
Online catalog http://www.ladocfrancaise.gouv.fr/documentation/bibliotheque/index.shtml

BDIC: Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine
http://193.50.138.38/cyberpac/home.asp?UrlContent=recherche/default.asp&UrlBarre=recherche/menu_general.asp

Address 6, Allée de l'Université
92001 Nanterre Cedex
Tel. 01 40 97 79 01
How to get there RER A: Nanterre Université
Schedule see web site
Access see web site
Collections Cover International Relations and the Twentieth Century, especially the two world wars.
Online catalog http://ksup.u-paris10.fr/07688052/0/fiche___pagelibre/

Bibliothèque de Sciences Po
http://bibliotheque.sciences-po.fr/fr/index.html

Address 30, rue Saint-Guillaume
75007 Paris
Tel.

01 45 49 56 34

How to get there Metro line 12 (Rue du Bac, Sèvres Babylone), line 10 (Sèvres Babylone), line 4 (Saint-Germain des prés)
Schedule see web site
Access

AUP Undergraduate Students: Require a letter from an AUP Reference Librarian justifying need.
AUP Graduate Students: access with Sciences-Po library access number to be requested every semester at the AUP's office of Academic Affairs.

Collections

900,000 vols., 650,000 titles, 11,000 periodical titles. This library specializes in political and social science, with much material in English.

Online catalog http://catalogue.sciences-po.fr/ZonesL/