Services for students from local campuses

This section presents the various library services you may need for your studies.


On your campus

  • Open access items: 10 books for 10 days

Loans cannot be renewed

During university holidays, a “holiday loan” system is organised.

Local Campus Loans (PCR)

 You may borrow items from the Sciences Po Library in Paris or request copies of journal articles which are not available online, from the Catalogue.

  • Sign in under “My Patron account“;
  • Search for the document and open the record;
  • Click on the link Local Campus Loan Request (PCR) - Books  or Local Campus Loan Request (PCR) – Photocopied articles situated on the right of the page.
NB : Use Chrome or Firefox browsers. The PCR online request is not available with Safari.
PCR Screen copy

PCR rights and loan period (per semester):

  • 10 books: loans renewable by legitimate request for a 15-day to 1-month period
  • 10 photocopied articles

On the Paris campus

  • Closed access items and items from the remote storage facility: 10 books and 10 periodicals for 1 month
  • Open access items: 10 books and 10 periodicals for 7 days
  • 2 DVD and 2 CD for 7 days

Maximum number of authorised loans: 60 items

Loan and return transactions take place at the loan desk on the library's ground floor, 30 rue Saint-Guillaume.
Delivery times vary according to the storage location.

To borrow and return items from open access rooms, use the self service loan stations.
During university holidays, a “holiday loan” system is organised.

Do not order books from Paris through the "Request (Demander)" link in the library catalogue :
- from the Paris library : fill in the paper forms at the loan desk
- from the campuses : use the PCR Local Campus loan request forms on the library catalogue

Catalogue - patron account

Patron account

Use your Sciences Po ID (firstname.lastname) and password to login your patron account and view your current loans.

From a public computer, don't forget to logout  :

  1. Click on "Logout"
  2. Exit all windows of your web browser

Forgot your password ? You can reset it by yourself.

Late returns

When materials are returned late, borrowing privileges are suspended for a period equal to the number of days overdue. Users undertake to replace or reimburse lost or damaged materials.

Digital resources

On the Sciences Po campus

You can access the library's digital resources (databases and online journals) from any computer that is connected to the Internet.

Off the Sciences Po campus

Most of these resources can be accessed online. This is indicated by a remote access link on Electronic resources page and online journals.

You will need to use your Sciences Po e-mail login and password ( to connect to the resource you wish to consult.
This login and password are strictly personal: they must never be disclosed to a third party.

E-book loans

Students on the regional campuses can borrow e-books through EBook Central for 7 day loan periods, non-renewable.  Request e-book loans through the "Request Access" button on the book page and fill in a brief form which will be sent to the library.

Practical information

Library card

Your student card is also your library card. It is strictly personal.
Your student number is required to borrow materials.


Would you like to make a purchasing or subscription suggestion, or do you need information? Write to us!

Book suggestion forms are also at your disposal in your campus’ library.


Mireille Fomenko