Our very extensive documentary holdings in the humanities and social sciences reflect the wide range of disciplines taught at Sciences Po and the many fields of research covered.
Some 40% of our print holdings are in English, as are the very great majority of digital resources, which means that even students who do not speak French can take advantage of the library.
The library offers a hybrid collection of print, digital and audiovisual holdings that is constantly being improved and enriched.
Off-campus access to digital resources allows users to work when and where they want and to access reliable academic information on their topic of research at any time.
The library is currently focusing more particularly on its e-book holdings (it already has more than 5,500 titles), the great advantage of which is that they are always available and can be freely annotated. Almost all our e-books are in English.
The Sciences Po library also holds some exceptional materials, including, for instance, 18,000 press clippings covering international events and topics via a selection of articles published in the French and international press between 1945 and 2005. The older files are currently being digitised (so far, 3,750 digitised press clippings available).
Key figures: 23 km of bookshelves, 643,000 books, 20,400 online journals, more than 5,500 e-books. Patrons have dowloaded a total of 2,700 000 documents in full text in 2012.