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Research library

In addition to the Sciences Po General Library, research students and faculty have access to a research library offering 50 seats. A 10-seat training room is also available when vacant.

Located at 1 Saint-Thomas, adjacent to the General Library, it offers 9,400 books, mainly in political science, for on-site consultation only. Duplicate copies can be borrowed from the General Library.

There is also a photocopying room with 45 lockers for storing your personal belongings, which can be borrowed all year round on request (download and sign the user charter).

A reception desk is on duty during library opening hours (Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 11.00pm, Saturday from 9.30am to 9.30pm), providing personalised support in connection with the research services offered by the Scientific Resources and Information Department.

For access requests and visits, contact Marie-Laure Claudon.

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.

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:

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: formation.bib@sciencespo.fr

Coming to the research library

Address: 1, place Saint-Thomas d’Aquin

Opening hours (high season):

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 23:00 
  • On Saturday: 09:30 to 21:30


  • Marie-Laure Claudon
    Head of the Research Library
    Tel : 01 45 49 56 73

Delivery Service

This service is reserved for Sciences Po researchers, faculty and PhD students, or users with a disability

The library's document delivery service allows users to request for materials to be delivered to the relevant research centre, faculty reception or to the Doctoral School.

Find out more about the service