Consultation / Loans

Electronic resources

Electronic resources are available for all readers on the Sciences Po campus.
Remote access is reserved to members of the Sciences Po community (faculty, researchers, students, staff).

 

Open access books and periodicals

Open access materials are available in the reading rooms.
To borrow these materials, proceed to the circulation desk or use the self-service checkout machines (ground floor at 27 and 30 rue Saint-Guillaume, 4th floor at 27 rue Saint-Guillaume).
Attention: some open access materials are non circulating.

 

Closed stack books and periodicals

The closed stacks and annex storage facility are not accessible to readers.
Materials must be located and requested using the catalogue. The loan is only registered when the materials are checked out.
Materials may be borrowed and returned at the circulation desk (ground floor at 30, rue Saint-Guillaume).
Delivery times and circulation desk hold periods vary according to the storage location.

Delivery time and hold periods

Location

Delivery time Circulation desk hold period
Closed stacks 30 / Closed stacks 27 (rue Saint-Guillaume) 45 mn (during opening hours) - 5 hours (students)
- 5 days (doctoral students, teachers and researchers, group cardholders)
Closed stacks 13U
(rue de l'Université)
- requests made before 11am: same day at noon
- requests made before 3:30pm: same day at 4:30pm
<No deliveries on Saturday>
5 days
Annex storage facility
 (located in Dreux)
See the list of documents stored in the annex (FR)
- requests made before 4 pm: next day from 4pm
- requests made after 4 pm: second day from 4pm
<No deliveries on Saturday>
5 days
CTLes remote storage facility
(Russian language publications, SDN, JM call numbers, etc.)
- requests made before 1:30pm: the next day from 1:30pm
- requests made after 1:30pm: second day from 1:30pm
<No deliveries on Saturday>
5 days

Some closed stack materials may only be consulted onsite (legal deposit, reserve...). After submitting your online request, you may retrieve these items and consult them in the onsite reading area (30, rue Saint-Guillaume, lower level).

You will receive an email indicating the location and deadline for retrieving your requested materials.

 

Press clippings files

To consul press clipping files, see the Press clippings files webpage.
<Onsite consultation only>

 

Microform

To consult microform materials, you must make an appointment (30, rue Saint-Guillaume, lower level).
<Onsite consultation only>

 

Audiovisual collection

The audiovisual collection (CDs and DVDs) is reserved to members of the Sciences Po Paris community.
These materials are available on direct access (30 rue Saint-Guillaume, lower-level reading room) and must be checked out at the circulation desk (30 rue Saint-Guillaume, ground floor) prior to viewing or listening, including in the library (with headphones). The storage cases are unlocked at checkout.
<Never use self-service checkout machines for DVDs and CDs>

 
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