Register, borrow and study at our libraries

Practical information on library services are available on the library directory

The Sorbonne University libraries offer diverse and innovative work spaces, group work rooms, individual boxes, teaching spaces and a coworking space:
- To reserve a workroom in a library of the Faculty of Letters (Clignancourt, Malesherbes Serpente or Battalion), use the application Affluences
- To book a workroom or individual box in the libraries of the Pierre and Marie Curie campus of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (in French)

The Affluences application allows you to find information on library attendance and opening hours.

Access Document Resources

Printed and electronic resource materials are accessible from the Sorbonne University documentary portal

Consult the list of electronic resources

User training and educational innovation

Offering guides, training in documentary research, and advice on the efficient use of electronic resources, Sorbonne University has numerous devices to help users save time in their research (in French)

Consult the guides and tutorials of the Sorbonne University libraries (in French)

Open Access, publications and bibliometrics

The University Library system (BU) offers HAL & Open Access to support PhD students and researchers in the process of publishing and depositing their publication in the open archive HAL.

HAL stands for “Hyper Articles onLine”. This open archive was created in 2001 to allow researchers to deposit their articles and manuscripts in an open access database developed by the Center for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD) of the CNRS. Access to the data is free, but not necessarily their use or reuse. Contact HAL:

Updated on 23 Feb 2018