A studious and extended work time space
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The central library in figures

316
days open/year
191
seats
438 000
references
3
collective work rooms
10
computer stations

A STUDIOUS AND EXTENDED WORK TIME SPACE

Do you want to work in a studious and timeless environment? Open to the general public, the central library at the Maison internationale offers access to general, multidisciplinary and multimedia collections focused on French culture. Completely renovated in 2011, the language area, multimedia centre, allow you to perfect your French, learn 26 other languages ad participate in group conversation. Designed to offer an environment and services that are conducive to university work, the library and language space contributes to the academic success of its residents and the student and scientific community of Île-de-France.

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they talk about it

The library atmosphere is very conducive to work. Every time it’s a pleasure to look at the frescos during a break or at the entrance gardens of the Cité internationale through the window.

Justine Longinotti, resident at the Maison Julie-Victoire Daubié

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Carry out a search

A reference and news library, the central library offers 50,000 books, 378,000 e-books, 9,800 journals and 63 databases. You can consult the entirety of these references via a dedicated search tool.

Catalogue of printed collections
Access to numerous digital resources

The library offers access to 63 multithemed databases: news, human sciences, art, medicine, law… They are also accessible via the rooms in the buildings that are connected to the campus network.

Online library
FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DOCUMENTATION IN YOUR FIELD OF STUDY

Find your way through the documentation made available by the library in your field of study thanks to the documentary paths. Discover also the latest documentary acquisitions.

Acquisitions in April 2022
NUMEROUS PRACTICAL SERVICES

In addition to its numerous documentary and digital resources, the Library provides various practical services to enable you to study in good conditions.

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Get to know the Cité internationale better

The library keeps a collection of documents (monographs, journals, theses) retracing the Cité internationale’s history. The 64 collections of periodicals created since 1925 by the Cité internationale and its components can be found on Gallica, the National Library of France’s digital library.

Gallica
A BOOK PURCHASE OR A DONATION TO OFFER?

The library’s collections have been enriched over the years by suggestions for the purchase of books and, above all, by numerous donations and legacies. Do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestions and proposals!

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Tools for progress

Completely renovated in 2011, the language lab, multimedia centre, allows you to perfect your French, learn 26 other languages in self-learning and participate in group conversation. More than 100 language methods available: general language, language for business, grammar, expression, written comprehension, oral comprehension and pronunciation. Preparation methods for the DALF, DELF, TCF, TOEFL and TOEIC are also available.

Open Monday from 1pm to 9pm and Tuesday to Friday from 1pm to 7pm, from mid-October to mid-June.

In the summer and at Christmas, the language lab is open from Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 7pm.

A place for exchanges and conviviality

In order to improve your oral expression and meet other students, native volunteers will debate you on current topics in French, English, Spanish… If you want to become a volunteer, contact us. For people registered at the language lab, registration is done online.

contact us at  espacelangues@ciup.fr.

Once registered to the language lab, reservation for  conversation groups is done online and must be renewed each week.

download the list of conversation groups

Reserve a place in a conversation group
an online method to learn wherever you want, whenever you want

In addition to the resources available on site, the language lab offers a six-month individual licence for €25 only for the online Altissia method.It allows you to learn 22 languages in e-learning. Level tests and a wide range of courses are available, as well as a means to measure your progress. For French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, all levels are represented (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

address

Maison internationale
East wing – 2nd floor
21, bd Jourdan 75014 Paris

RESIDENTS’ RATES

Free entry with proof of address

EXTERNAL RATES

Non-scholarship students, researchers, professors

€3/day or €40 for annual card

New! Students with scholarships  
1 €/day on presentation of proof

Non-academics
€6/day or €350 with a annual card

 

Rules of procedure

OPENING HOURS

Reserving a place is possible via the app or  Affluences website

FROM MID-OCTOBER UNTIL MID-JUNE

Library

Monday to Friday: 10 am-10 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm-7 pm

Language Lab

Monday, Thursday and Friday: 1 pm-9 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday: 1 pm-7 pm

FROM MID-JUNE UNTIL MID-OCTOBER

Library

Monday to Friday: 10 am-7 pm

Language Lab

Monday to Friday: 12 pm-7 pm

Closed on public holidays

HOUSES LIBRARIES

Some houses also have libraries that are accessible to campus residents and sometimes to the general public: Collège d’Espagne, Fondation hellénique, Maison de l’Italie, Maison du Maroc, Maison Heinrich Heine, Maison du Japon, Maison du Portugal-André de Gouveia, Maison de l’Argentine and Maison du Mexique.

DISCOVER ALL OF THE SERVICES OFFERED BY THE CITÉ INTERNATIONALE

Profit from a multitude of services to make your daily life easier: libraries, sports, study areas, language labs, dining areas, music studios, mobility support office, coworking area, theatre, psychological and social aid…

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