Our Collections

The library holds a sizable collection in the human and social sciences, reflecting a wide range of disciplines and fields of research.


  • 660,000 books
  • 60,000 microforms

40% of the library's holdings are in French, 40% in English, and 20% in other European languages.

The online catalogue contains almost all of the books and periodicals held by the library since its creation, and periodical articles that have been processed since 1990. The old card catalogues are available on request.

The Search function provides access to selected databases, online journals, digitized press files, CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs, and websites.

United Nations collection

The library has been a depository library for United Nations publications since 1947

About the United Nations Collection

Other resources

Regional campuses

The materials held at the regional Sciences Po campus libraries are selected according to the courses offered on their respective campuses. These libraries also contain special collections.

Research centers

Some Sciences Po research centers and observatories have their own library resources:

* materials contained in the library catalogue

Updated on 12/12/2018

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