Our missions

A library serving Sciences Po's projects

The Sciences Po Library (Scientific Information and Resources Department, DRIS) is located across Sciences Po’s seven campuses (Paris, Nancy, Dijon, Poitiers, Le Havre, Menton and Reims), each of which houses a part of the library’s collection.


"The library, a central component of Sciences Po since its founding, has grown along with the institution to provide for the evolving needs of its students, faculty and researchers. It is thus regularly called upon to update and renew its services in the context of a highly dynamic information environment. It is now officially known as the Scientific Information and Resources Department(DRIS), to highlight the transformation and enlargement of its field of activity."
Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po

The Sciences Po library is a social sciences reference library at an international level and more specifically in the field of political science.
As a partner of the French National Library and active member of CollEx-Persée (a national research infrastucture for collections of excellence) it brings together researchers and large scientific information holdings in order to give easier access. It collects, describes, disseminates and preserves material and resources for teaching and research.
As part of the European objectives in promoting Open Science, it designs along with its users the tools and services they need in order to collect, digitalise and explore resources and data.
The library also provides as part of its missions tuition on searching methodology and information literacy to its public (students, teachers and searchers) on all sort of resources (text, archive, image both printed or electronic).
It takes part actively into major european associations such as LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries), SPARC and COAR (Coalition of open access repositories)


The Sciences Po Library is primarily committed to serving the students, faculty and researchers of the Sciences Po community.
The library is also open to outside readers, including from the Sorbonne Paris Cité university consortium, under certain conditions.


The Sciences Po library is specialized in the social sciences, offering one of the richest collections in this field in all of Europe.
For further information see: the collections.


Networks and partners

The library is a member of the consortium of universities and institutions Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC).
It is also actively involved in various professional bodies at the national and international level (FR.).


27, rue Saint-Guillaume
75337 Paris Cedex 07 (FRANCE)

Téléphone : 01 45 49 56 34

Contact us (FR.)

Updated on 29/03/2019

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