General Library

Bibliothèque générale


The General Library has collections related to the Collège de France's past and present teaching and research activity.

It groups together documents concerning the present Chairs, the history of the institution, and the 800 professors who have successively held Collège de France Chairs since the institution was foundedd in 1530. It also contains reserve collections bequeathed by professors, such as the Marcel Bataillon and the Georges Dumézil libraries, as well as archives which can be consulted in the same buildings.

Conditions of access

Access is limited to researchers and personnel of the Collège de France. Other researchers and higher education professors can come for on-site consultation of works from the specialized collections, as well as persons doing either research on the Collège de France or on one of its professors.

Services available

On-site consultation, photocopies, microfiches and microfilms photocopier-reader, interlibrary loans, information by post and telephone. Bibliographic research.


Collège de france

11, place Marcelin Berthelot
75005 Paris
Tel.: +33 1 44 27 17 92
Fax: +33 1 44 27 17 93