Loans

Borrowing entitlements

Borrowing privileges vary according to the library card held by the user:

 

Finding materials and Loans

Open access materials

Open access materials are kept in the reading rooms.
Loan conditions vary according to the room and membership
To borrow these items, go directly to the circulation desk or use the self-service issue machines (ground floor at 27 and 30 rue Saint-Guillaume, 4th floor at 27 rue Saint-Guillaume).

Some of these rooms’ items are non circulating

CDs and DVDs : The audiovisual collection is reserved for members of the Sciences Po Paris community (students, researchers, faculty and staff).
External users cannot borrow CDs and DVDs.
These documents must be borrowed at the circulation desk (ground floor at 30 rue Saint-Guillaume) before all consultations, both at home and at the library (with headphones). The boxes are unlocked at borrowing.
<never use self service issue machines for DVDs and CDs>

Items in storage

To access these documents: find their call number in the online catalogue, request them online and retrieve them at the circulation desk (ground floor at 30, rue Saint-Guillaume).
[Some items in storage may only be consulted onsite (FR) : legal deposits, reserves, etc.]

The time required to receive items varies, as some of the library’s collections are kept in remote storage facilities:

Closed access storage or "Magasins" 27 and 30 rue Saint-Guillaume :

  • Delivery time : 45 minutes during opening hours
  • Storage time in the loan bank:  4 hours (students) / 5 days (PHD students, teachers and researchers, group cards)

Closed access storage or Magasins 13U (rue de l'Université) :

  • Delivery time (no deliveries on Saturday):

    • requests made before 11 am : the same day at noon
    • requests made before 15.30 pm  : the same day at 4:30 pm
  • Storage time in the loan bank: 5 days

Annexe items

The time required to receive items varies, as some of the library’s collections are kept in remote storage facilities:

"Annexe" : remote storage facility (located in Dreux)

To access Annexe items: find their call number in the online catalogue, request them online and retrieve them at the circulation desk (ground floor at 30, rue Saint-Guillaume).

  • Delivery time (no deliveries on Saturday) :

    • requests made before 4 pm: the next day from 4 pm
    • requests made after 4 pm: the day after next from 4 pm
  • Storage time in the loan bank: 5 days

    • Consult the list of documents kept in the annexe (FR)

CTLes remote storage facility (Russian language publications, SDN, JM call numbers, etc.)

To consult and borrow CTLES items : find their call number in the online catalogue, request them online and retrieve them at the circulation desk (ground floor at 30, rue Saint-Guillaume).

  • Delivery time (no deliveries on Saturday) :

    • requests made before 1:30 pm: the next day from 1:30 pm
    • requests made after 1:30 pm: the day after next from 1:30 pm
  • Storage time in the loan bank: 5 days

Press clippings files

Find information about paper and digitised files on the Press clippings files webpage.

Microforms

To consult microfiche files or microforms, make an appointment (lower ground floor at 30, rue Saint-Guillaume)

 

User account

Your catalogue account permits you to view your library details and to access the self-service functions such as online requests, reservations and renewals.

Identification :

  • Library barcode number or student/teacher number
  • password : BIBLIO (by default). This password can be changed the first time you log in.

If you have a problem or have forgotten your password, contact the library’s front desk (30, rue Saint-Guillaume, ground floor) or inscription.bib@sciences-po.fr

 

General terms

Borrowing privileges vary according to the library card held by the user and to the location of items
Some items cannot be loaned (old materials, microforms, press clippings files, legal deposit items, reference books, items from the PHD Library,etc ...).
CD and DVD loans are limited to Sciences Po Paris internal users.

 

Late returns and disputes

When materials are returned late, borrowing privileges are suspended for a period equal to the number of days overdue.

Users undertake to replace or reimburse lost or damaged materials.

For questions about overdue materials and disputes, contact the circulation desk (30, rue Saint-Guillaume, ground floor).

 

Contact

Telephone: 33 (0)1 45 49 72 24