Access to electronic resources

You may access the library’s electronic resources from any computer connected to the Internet

Remote access

Remote access is reserved to members of the Sciences Po community (faculty, researchers, students, staff).
For external readers, electronic resources may be accessed onsite. Note that the following bases, which require the creation of a personal account, are not accessible: the FT, the NYT and the médiathèque numérique.

For more information, inquire at the reception desk of the library or contact


Electronic resources that are available for remote access are indicated by a “remote access” link and by the icon: Remote access. Click on this link to access the resource from off campus.

Most of the journals, ebooks and other materials listed in the Catalogue are open to remote consultation. 

For technical or legal reasons, some databases may not be accessed from beyond the Sciences Po campus. A “local access” link only will be displayed for these databases.

How to access

To access electronic resources, you must enter your username (firstname.lastname) and your Sciences Po e-mail password ( Do not confuse this password with your student number or library card number.

Your username and password are strictly confidential; they may not be shared with a third party.
External readers
: please inquire at the reception desk on the ground floor of the library.

For optimal performance of remote access services, the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser and Acrobat Reader (v8 minimum)  are recommended.

Note: Remote access may not always be compatible with Internet Explorer.

User charter

These resources are intended for professional use only, i.e. limited to administrative, research, and teaching activities.

Authorized users have the right to view information on the screen and print or download it within reasonable limits, for non-commercial and strictly individual use.

It is strictly prohibited to distribute copies (paper or electronic) to people outside Sciences Po, either free of charge or for profit.

All users are responsible for their use of the library’s electronic resources and agree not to perform operations like excessive downloading which could harm the community as a whole and lead to a sudden interruption of service from the electronic resources supplier or provider.

Terms and conditions of use


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Updated on 19/05/2022

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