1) Bibliothèque Jean-Claude Colliard


Address: 1 Rue de la Glacière, 75013 Paris

Hours: Monday to Friday (9h-20h)

Price: Free registration


The Jean-Claude Colliard library is located right in the heart of the Port-Royal campus (Lourcine center). This research library is accessible to students, teachers, and staff of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. It provides law books that cover all four floors. There are also individual rooms which can be reserved for students that which to work together.


2) Bibliothèque Sainte Barbe


Address: 4 Rue Valette, 75005 Paris

Hours: Monday to Saturday (10h-20h)

Price: Free registration


Sainte Barbe library is open for all students enrolled in a public university in Paris or Ile de France. You can even order your library card online!


3) Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève


Address: 10 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris


  • Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 10h – 18h
  • Tuesday: 14h – 18h

Price: Free registration


Discover our free, magnificent, and friendly library. It is one of the most beautiful libraries in Paris. However, you must arrive early in order to avoid standing in line!


4) Bibliothèque de la Cité Internationale Universitaire


Address: 17 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris

Hours : Monday to Friday (10h-18h)

Price: 3e/day or 38e/year for the non-residents of the Cité U


This library is in the heart of the Cité U in Paris. It is one of the services offered by the International Cité U in Paris. However, this library charges non-residents of the Cité U access to the library.


5) Bibliothèque Mazarine


Address: 23 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris

Hours : Monday to Saturday (10h-18h)

Price: Free registration for 5 days on presentation of an identity document or 15e/year


The most ancient public library of France and attached to the Institut de France, the « Mazarine » is full of history and culture. More than 600 000 documents are being saved in this library.






6) Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand


Address: Quai François Mauriac, 75706 Paris


  • Monday: 14h-20h
  • Tuesday to Friday (9h-20h)
  • Sunday: 13h-19h

Price: 3,9e/day or 15e/year 


Named after an old French president, François Mitterrand, this National Library cannot be forgotten. The atmosphere is super studious, perfect for studying!