The Library

enssib boasts the biggest French library specialised in library science, information science, documentary information and the history of the book and libraries. A total of 45 000 works and 1 000 periodicals can be accessed.

As real resource centre, the library collects, conserves and provides access to any analysis or study document relating to information and library sciences. The library is an associate centre of the French national library in the field of information and library sciences.

The library is open to everyone, 66 hours a week. It is used notably by students on information and communication science courses, lecturers-researchers and PhD students in the same fields, library or document professionals as well as people preparing for an entrance exam for library or documentation-related careers.

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Digital library

Offering the best in digital resources in library and information science, the enssib digital library is an authentic resource center for professionals in the documentation and library field.

Its collections assemble papers from colloquia and congresses, articles by professionals, and contributions from Information Science students, most of them from enssib but some from other study areas. Reports from institutions, the EU, different parliaments and France's Library Board and Library Council are also available. As appropriate to its role as a national school, enssib additionally offers academic jury reports and results for some of the competitive examinations for some of the civil service examinations for library curators and librarians.

Another feature is a corpus of user surveys carried out in French libraries. This unique material is available online with a view to knowledge sharing for the benefit of the entire profession.