Library of Assyriology

Bibliothèque d'Assyriologie


This library, founded in 1936 by Charles Fossey, brings together a collection specializing in the history of the ancient Near East, specifically in cuneiform, Sumerian and Assyro-Babylonian documentation. It also boasts a large collection concerning Anatolia and Hittite and Hurrite studies. Archaeology of the Near East is also well represented, albeit less comprehensively.

The collections bequeathed by François Thureau-Dangin, Maurice Pillet and Emmanuel Laroche form an integral part of this library.

Access conditions

Access limited to researchers and higher education professors as well as doctoral and post-doctoral students, on the recommendation of their supervisor.

Services available

On-site consultation, photocopies, inter-library loans, information by post and telephone.


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Periodicals are listed in the SUDOC.

Opening times

Open: Monday to Friday, 10.30 a.m.-6.30 p.m.
Closed during legal holidays.


52, rue du Cardinal-Lemoine
75231 PARIS CEDEX 05
Staircase C, 2nd floor
Tel.: +33 1 44 27 10 43
Fax: +33 1 44 27 11 70