Collège de France Heritage Library

The Heritage library holds collections relevant to the Collège de France's past and present teaching and research activity.

The Library assembles documents related to active Collège de France Chairs, to the history of the institution, and to the 800 professors who have successively held Collège de France Chairs since the institution was founded in 1530. Holdings also include collections bequeathed by professors, such as the Marcel Bataillon and the Georges Dumézil libraries, and various archive collections, all of which may be consulted on site.

Access terms

The library is open to:

  • Collège de France faculty, researchers and staff
  • Outside researchers who request access for the specific needs of their research project: on reasoned request
  • PSL member institution researcher: on reasoned request

Once authorized, users receive an official Library lector's card, valid 1 year.

Collège de France Heritage Library

Contact and localisation

11 place Marcelin Berthelot
75005 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 27 14 05


Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Service and equipment

Computer with free access