BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE L’ENS
45, rue d’Ulm, 75005, metro: Place Monge (RER Luxembourg)
Monday-Friday 9h-19h, Saturday 9-17h
Inscription at the library with your ENS student card.
The ENS library houses more than 800,000 works including periodicals, archival collections, and documentary laboratory resources.
BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE LA SORBONNE (interuniversitaire)
17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 metro: Cardinal Lemoine
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9h-20h, Thursday 12h-20h, Saturday 10h-19h
For inscription for a library card, bring your ENS student card and passport to the library after first completing a pre-inscription at this address: https://catalogue.biu.sorbonne.fr/selfreg*frf~S9 This pre-inscription will only last for 5 days, so be sure to check the ENS library for the materials you need before searching for the resources through the Sorbonne.
As students of the ENS, you have access to the library of the Sorbonne, which is a library where you can borrow books (6 at a time for two weeks)
Not only does this library have a large collection for general research, it’s also a great place to work. The library has one large reading room equipped with computers and four small reading rooms specified for Philosophy, History, Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Additionally, there is a reserve-able group-work room, and other rooms available with reservation.
BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE DENIS DIDEROT (interuniversitaire)
Bibliothèque des Grands Moulins
59, quai Panhard et Levassor, 75013, metro: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
Monday 11-20h, Tuesday-Friday 9h-20h
You may inscribe at this library for free, but you must ask Christine Valero for an attestation to submit to the library and also bring a photo for your library card.
A very broad collection of works, with many reviews, and e-access resources. The collections are rich in contemporary literature, gender studies and photographic bases.
GENERAL MUNICIPAL LIBRARIES: LA VILLE DE PARIS
As borrowing libraries, the municipal libraries are found in each arrondissement, sometimes in each neighborhood of Paris. To get a card, you must present two documents proving your residence (a contract or payment of rent, or an electricity/phone bill) and your passport. After registering with one library, you have access to the catalogue of all of the municipal libraries, which are part of a lending system.
Certain municipal libraries have excellent collections in social sciences, humanities, and francophone literature. Each library is specialized in a certain domain. For example, the library Jean-Pierre Melville has a strong woman’s studies section, and the library André Malraux (walking distance from Reid Hall) specializes in books on journalism and the press.