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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to its numerous documentary and digital resources, the Library provides various practical services to enable you to study in good conditions.
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.
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!
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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm to 7pm and Monday and Friday from 1pm to 9pm, 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.
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.
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Once registered to the language lab, reservation for conversation groups is done online and must be renewed each week.
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 26 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).
East wing – 2nd floor
21, bd Jourdan 75014 Paris
Free entry with proof of address
Non-scholarship students, researchers, professors
€3/day or €40 for annual card
New! Students with scholarships
1 €/day on presentation of proof
€6/day or €350 with a annual card
Reserving a place is possible via the app or Affluences website
FROM MID-SEPTEMBER UNTIL MID-JUNE
Monday to Friday: 10 am-10 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm-7 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 1 pm-7 pm
Monday and Friday: 1 pm-9 pm
FROM MID-JUNE UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER
Monday to Friday: 10 am-7 pm
Monday to Friday: 12 pm-7 pm
Closed on public holidays
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.
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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