COVID-19 : To prepare for your visit, please consult the special precautionary measures taken to fight the spread of COVID-19 HERE.
What: In our reading room at the Aviation Square, you can consult thousands of books, journals, theses, underground newspapers, pamphlets, press clippings, etc., as well as our collections in digital form.
NOTE: OUR ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS ARE NOW STORED AT AGR2 AND MAY BE CONSULTED THERE! For more information, see "Consulting our collections".
Registration in the reading room is free but mandatory. It is not possible to borrow documents. Under certain conditions, you can make your own reproductions or buy them (see the page Reproduction of documents and our prices). For more information, please consult the rules of the reading room (in French).
How to proceed? You always need to reserve a place in our reading room before your visit, via the online calendar. You can choose yor own date via this system, and you will then always receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.
You can order books, magazines, etc. in advance via our online catalog Pallas. You can request up to 25 items per day. If you wish, we can hold items in reserve for you up to two weeks.
When? Opening days and hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9am. at 4.30 pm without interruption.
Closures planned for the reading room in 2021 :
Thursday, May 13: Ascension Day - Friday, May 14: no service - Wednesday, July 21th: National Holyday - Tuesday, October 26th - Tuesday, November 2st: All Souls Day - Thursday, November 11th: Armistice Day - From Friday 24 December 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021: Christmas - New Year.
If you expect to need help during your visit in our reading room, do not hesitate to prepare your visit a few days in advance by sending an e-mail with the subject of your research, your question and the day you expect to come. A researcher will be glad to help. Do you have any practical questions about the reading room? Click here.