Seven days a week, the Library offers a rich collection of top-notch print and online resources and a variety of different spaces catered to the needs of graduate students, from quiet reading spaces to rooms for group work. With 44,000 books and 92,000 print and online periodicals, the AUP Library is the perfect starting point for projects to take off. Because an effective use of information and resources is essential to completing your academic goals as a graduate student and throughout your life, our team of professional librarians collaborates with faculty for the best possible delivery of information literacy and reference and research help services.

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Partner Libraries in Paris

Bibliothèques Municipales de Paris  
73 Libraries based in Paris

BnF: Bibliothèque nationale de France - Bibliothèque de Libre-accès (Haut-de-jardin)   
Site François Mitterand  
Quai François Mauriac  
Paris 75013  
200000 books, 2500 periodicals, all French theses, 80000 digitized documents and 4000 films

Bibliothèque Publique d'Information - BPI  
Centre Georges Pompidou  
19, rue Beaubourg  
75004 Paris  
400,000 books, 2430 periodicals, 2260 films, language lab

Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève  
10, place du Panthéon  
75005 Paris  
1,1 million books (16,000 in open stacks), 2,800 periodicals

The AUP Library     
6, rue du Colonel Combes       
75007 Paris, France

As one of AUP's main student services, the library offers a variety of resources and professional help to the students, staff and faculty of AUP.

Learn more on the Library website

There are work spaces throughout the Learning Commons...

Studying in the library

...the first floor...

First floor quai

...the second floor...

Working in the library overlooking the river

...and quiet spaces in the library stacks on -1.

Library stacks


Work Spaces

The Library offers quiet, modern work spaces (with 100 seats) to read, develop your thoughts, and work with others. Check out the fast facts here.

If your research requires further resources, the University also allows students to access the extensive library at Sciences Po (Paris) and to request interlibrary loans from almost any library in France, thanks to their participation in a vast consortium. Our library is a gateway to millions of resources from Paris’ many libraries.


Support from Library Staff

AUP librarians are there to assist you in navigating the breadth of resources contained in the Library and beyond. Librarians offer one-on-one in-person or virtual meetings to discuss your research topics, help you narrow down your search, choose the most pertinent resources and acquire them. You can also reach them by email or chat. 

Has it been a while since you’ve written a paper? Do you need help understanding MLA format, how to cite a source, or figuring out where to start when it comes to a Master’s thesis? AUP librarians are also there for that.

The Academic Resource Center and the Writing Lab are also great resources for students looking for general academic support or help getting your ideas out on paper. 

Online Collections

No matter where you may find yourself, on campus, at your new home in Paris, traveling, or on Practicum abroad, the Library and Library staff remain accessible.

With over 745,000 ebooks and 45,000 electronic research journals, our huge online collection connects you with the most recent and relevant scholarship in your field. You will also have access to free subscriptions to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and to hundreds of academic databases such as JSTOR, Project MUSE and Sage Journals.

AUP students and alumni enjoy access to the library even after you leave campus.