As a large university center, the Université de Lyon has a large repository of documents with numerous university libraries (BU), inter-institutional libraries, and subject-specific resource centers open to its users (the institutions’ students, professors and staff), associations and the general public..

These facilities successfully assist in and support teaching and research activities, and offer numerous training programs in information literacy and documentary tools. Numerous remotely-accessible digital resources, as well as a rich and diverse cultural program are also available.

Extended opening times have been introduced at ten on-site libraries as part of the « Open Libraries + » project . Improving access to university libraries contributes to the quality of student life and is a key factor for success. It also promotes equal opportunities and the practice of active teaching methods.

Under the European program Horizon 2020, the Université de Lyon is reaffirming its commitment to promoting the availability of open access publications thanks to its HAL portal. The university’s open access policy also involves awareness-raising efforts and training for doctoral candidates, researchers and all those responsible for disseminating knowledge.


Our institutions’ libraries

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

The Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 has a network of nine libraries in the fields of health, science and education. They offer high-quality study environments thanks to the wealth of their collections, customized on-site and remote services, and a diverse cultural program. They have more than 2,400 seats, as well as individual and group work spaces.

These institutions are open between 10 and 14 hours each day. In October 2017, three libraries (Science: La Doua; Health: Rockefeller and Lyon Sud) received the “NoctamBU+” label which is awarded to the university libraries with the longest opening hours in France. Finally, four university libraries (La Doua, Lyon Sud, Odontologie and Éducation Lyon Croix-Rousse) allow you to view the occupancy rates of their study spaces in real time using the ‘Affluences’ application, so that you can plan your visit accordingly.
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Université Lumière Lyon 2

The Chevreul and Bron university libraries offer more than 440,000 publications and 1,300 subscriptions to journals within some 14,000m2 of library space. The Chevreul university library specializes in economic and social sciences, history of art and archaeology. The Bron university library is, in turn, dedicated to psychology, political science and sociology.
These institutions allow you to view the occupancy rates of their study spaces in real time using the ‘Affluences’ application, so that you can plan your visit accordingly. As part of “Open Libraries +”, the Chevreul library was awarded the « NoctamBU+ » NoctamBU+” label in October 2017.
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Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3

The libraries of the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 offer collections in all areas of teaching and research at the university (law, management, arts, human and social science, languages, education and science). Over 1,400 seats are available, as well as individual and group work spaces.

They offer high-quality study environments thanks to their enquiry services and training programs in information literacy taught by skilled and friendly staff. They encourage open-mindedness through a rich and diverse cultural program.

These libraries are open between 10 and 13.5 hours every weekday and are fitted with a system allowing you to view the occupancy rates of their study spaces in real time. The university libraries for manufacturing, law and philosophy were awarded the “NoctamBU+” label in October 2017.
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Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne

The Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne has a network of five multidisciplinary libraries (health, science, education, law, languages, literature, the arts, and human, economic and social science, etc.) In addition to their high-quality digital services and a diverse cultural program, they offer face-to-face and remote training programs in information literacy. Over 1,500 seats are available, as well as computer workstations and individual and group work rooms.

These libraries are open between 9 and 11.5 hours every weekday and are fitted with a system allowing you to view the occupancy rates of their study spaces in real time. In October 2017, the Tréfilerie university library received the « NoctamBU+ », label which is awarded to the university libraries with the longest opening hours in France.
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École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon)

The Bibliothèque Diderot de Lyon (BDL) was founded as an amalgamation of the library of the ENS de Lyon, the library of the Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique (INRP) and the former inter-university library for arts and humanities for the universities Lyon 2 and Lyon 3. The BDL is located on the premises of ENS de Lyon and its collection comprises more than 1.2 million documents and electronic resources over two sites.

The Descartes site houses arts, languages, and human and social science collections, CADIST Education collections, heritage collections from the Université de Lyon, historical Slavic collections, as well as a video library and map library. The Monod site specializes in mathematics, computing, physics, chemistry, biology and Earth sciences.
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École Centrale de Lyon

The Michel Serres library at the École Centrale de Lyon offers collections in science and technology, and also in law, economics and management, as well as human and social sciences. It also provides a “Career and Employment” center.

It has 90 seats and 23 computer workstations. It is open to everyone from 8:30am until 7:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Training programs in retrieving, monitoring and managing information are offered to the school’s various visitors.
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INSA Lyon

Specializing in engineering sciences and human and social sciences, the Marie Curie library supports the training of engineers and the development of research thanks to its high-quality collections and the enquiry and training services provided by its skilled and friendly staff.

It offers user-friendly spaces and comprises, in particular: 2,000m2 of reading rooms, 14 group work rooms, a lecture room, 4 multimedia work rooms and a lecture theater.

This library is fitted with a system allowing you to view the occupancy rates of its study spaces in real time.

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Sciences Po Lyon

The library of Sciences Po Lyon offers collections in sociology, political science, economics, administration, philosophy, law, history and geography. In addition, group work rooms and a computer cluster are also available. Furthermore, its staff regularly organize informal training programs in information literacy.

This library is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am until 7pm, and Friday 8:30am until 5:30pm. It is fitted with a system allowing you to view the occupancy rates of its study spaces in real time.
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VETAGRO SUP

The veterinary library has collections in all the school’s areas of study. It is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am until 7pm, and Friday 8:30am until 5pm. 80 seats are available, as well as 10 computer workstations, a printer, photocopier and scanner, and WiFi.

Informal training programs in information literacy are regularly organized.
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ENTPE

The ENTPE library provides an ideal environment for study and research in all disciplines taught at the school.

It has 68 seats, a computer cluster with a color printer and photocopier and an A3 scanner, as well as a press room and relaxation area. WiFi access is also available.
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ENISE

The ENISE library offers collections in all areas of engineering taught at the school. It is open to the public Mondays and Fridays from 9am until 5:30pm, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am until 5:30pm, including during school holidays. It has 100 seats, as well as a group work room.

It is part of the BRISE BRISE network (Computer networked libraries in Saint-Étienne), which provides access to documentary resources from higher education libraries from Saint-Étienne and the local network.
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