Services for students from local campuses

Your student card is also your library card.
Strictly personal, it is required to borrow materials.

Local Campus Loan Request is closed from 3rd December to 3rd February.


On your campus

  • Open access items: unlimited number of loans

Loan period : 15 days, renewable once for 5 days.

Renewal is done from patron account.

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

Local Campus Loans (PCR)

You may borrow items from Sciences Po Library in Paris or request copies of journal articles 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 :

Unlimited number of loans

  • Open access items : 15 days, renewable twice for 5 days
  • Closed stacks items : 30 days, renewable twice for 15 days

Loans renewable on reasoned request for 15 days to 1 month.
Items are not bookable.

On the Paris campus

Unlimited number of loans

  • Open access items : 15 days
  • Closed stacks and remote storage facility items : 30 days
  • 2 DVD and 2 CD for 15 days

Items are not bookable and not renewable.

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 checkout machines.
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

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.

Electronic resources

You can access library's digital resources  from Sciences Po campus and remote access.

You had to use your Sciences Po email ID (  ( and password to login.
Your login and password are strictly personal : they must never be disclosed.


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

Suggestion notebook is also at your disposal in your campus’ library.

Mireille Fomenko Coordinator

Updated on 10/12/2019

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