Library of Oriental Christianities

Bibliothèque des christianismes orientaux


This library (also called the library of the history of religions) brings together the collections of books, periodicals and offprints related to the study of New Testament and patristic Biblical literatures, and that of the history of Oriental Christianities. Six sections are identified: Judaeo-Christianity, Gnosticism, Syrian-Egyptian monachism, Manichaeism, Greek philosophy and history of religions.

Access conditions

Access limited to researchers and higher education professors and doctoral and postdoctoral
students on the recommendation of their supervisor.

Services available

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


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Periodicals are listed in the SUDOC.

Opening times

Open: Monday to Friday, 2-6 p.m.
Closed 15 July-15 September and during the Christmas and spring school holidays.


52, rue du Cardinal-Lemoine
75231 PARIS CEDEX 05
Staircase C, 2nd floor
Tel.: +33 1 44 2710 21
Fax: +33 1 44 27 11 70