The BnF

Law, Economics and Politics Department

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The Law, Economics and Politics Department (département Droit, économie, politique) aims to provide readers with resources for understanding the contemporary world.
The Reference Library's Press room (room B) reflects current events by presenting almost 300 daily and weekly generalist news titles covering the past three months. Moreover, the department houses in room D a Business Resources and Information Center (Pôle de Ressources et d’Information Sur le Monde de l’Entreprise/PRISME) focused on business life and key sectors of economic activity, as well as the Centre de ressources Europe (Resource center on Europe), which makes available essential information resources and news about how the European Union works.

Law, Economics and Politics Department:Practical information

Address

François-Mitterrand Library
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13

Reading rooms

Magazine rack in room B

Magazine rack in room B

Two possibilities are proposed to readers wishing to use the reading rooms.

  • The Reference Library (Haut-de-Jardin level) is open to anyone 16 years of age and over; this library makes encyclopaedic collections available in free access.
  • Entrance to the Research Library (Rez-de-Jardin level) is limited to accredited users; at this level, the readers have the possibility to consult the heritage collections.

In the Reference Library, the collections in free access are distributed as follows in the reading rooms:

  • B:Press and media
  • D:Law, economics, political science, official publications, The business world (PRISME)

And in the Research Library, in rooms:

  • N:Economics, political science, press
  • O:Law, official publications

Consultation of newspapers in the Research Library

About sixty newspapers housed in the Research Library were reproduced on microfilms and are available to the readers of the Haut-de-Jardin Library in Room D ( Issues of L’Équipe, since 1946, L’Humanité since 1904, Ouest-France since 1984 for example)

These newspapers can be consulted from Tuesday to Saturday (last request before 5 p.m.) with a maximum of 10 reels per day. As microfilm reels are housed in the Research Library, readers have to allow for a waiting period.

Opening hours

Reading rooms
  Monday From Tuesday to Saturday Sunday
Reference library (Haut-de-jardin level) closed 10.00am-8.00pm 1.00pm-7.00pm
Research library (Rez-de-jardin level) 2.00pm-8.00pm 9.00am-8.00pm closed

Closed on public holidays:

  • 1 January
  • Easter Sunday and Monday
  • 1 and 8 May
  • Ascension Thursday
  • Pentecost Sunday and Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 and 11 November
  • 25 December

Annual closure of all sites in Paris (François-Mitterrand, Richelieu, Louvois, Arsenal and Opera libraries): from 1 to 10 September 2017.

Documents from closed stack collections (Research library), must be requested before the reading rooms close:

  • from Monday to Friday at 17:00,
  • Saturday at 16:00 for Printed material and at 17:00 for Microforms, Audiovisual documents and Reserve.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Contact

Catherine Aurérin
Director
Secretary : 01 53 79 51 02
Fax: 01 53 79 51 25

To write to the department, use our « Ask a librarian service » (SINDBAD).
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