Research library

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In addition to the Sciences Po General Library, students at the School of Research have access to a 260 m² research library with 84 places.

The research library gives its readers a choice of 12,000 books and around 50 volumes of open access social science periodicals, as well as all credentials necessary for searching in the catalogue and various databases.
It is one of the best examples of the integration of academic, teaching and research activities at Sciences Po.

Office hours

Special librarians, available for advice on particular subjects, also hold weekly office hours in the research library offices (199, boulevard Saint-Germain – 1st F loor)

Thematic Guides

To assist you in your studies and research, our special librarians have compiled a wealth of useful information in thematic guides by discipline.

Guide Thématique | Droit Guide Thématique | Économie Guide Thématique | Histoire Guide Thématique | Humanités Guide Thématique | Science politique Guide Thématique | Sociologie

Covering news, relevant resources, new acquisitions, tips and tricks, these guides are designed to complement information available on the Sciences Po library website.


The research library offers personalised support, particularly to doctoral school students and PhD students, who can take advantage of a session on Methodology of scientific information research at the beginning of each academic year.

It is also possible to request individual tutoring through the Book a librarian service.

The Sciences Po library also offers training courses on:

  • Image rights and sources (In French only). Master the sources of the images and their legal framework in order to have the right reflexes to adopt before publishing them. Please follow this link to know the schedules and register to this training.

Discover all the courses in the library for research masters and doctoral students following this link.

The training team is here to listen to you and is at your disposal:


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