Saint-Germain-en-Laye Library

Opening hours

from Monday to Friday : 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Please consult the timetable.

Learning Center works
Due to works for the construction of a Learning Center, the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Library has moved to D building,

on the ground floor, entrance through D-05.

Partial access to the collections, spaces and services of the library is provided on the premises.
Part of our collections is relocated to the Cerclades Library in Cergy.
It remains accessible via the book reservation service.

Access and registration

Free access and registration for :
  • CY Cergy Paris University students/staff and CY Alliance
Free access and paid registration for :
  • staff and students other than CY Cergy Paris University and CY Alliance
  • Saint-Germain-en-Laye residents (on presentation of proof of address)
Paid access and paid registration for :
  • all other cases


The Saint-Germain-en-Laye university library is specialized in education and political sciences. The collections offer around 30,000 documents in all media, distributed throughout the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Library and some of them are temporarily placed in the Cerclades Library.

Collections in education sciences

The library offers collections for the preparation of the competitive exams for school teachers (CRPE) and also documents on class teaching (textbooks, children's literature, briefcases or multimedia) from kindergarten to cycle 3.
Among the education sciences collection, you will find books on environmental education (adapted pedagogy, social sciences, cognitive sciences) as well as on special educational needs.
Finally, the education heritage collection comes  from former teacher training colleges.

Our subject guide in education sciences will help you identify key library resources and tools for your studies and research.


Collections in political sciences

The Library also holds collections in political science,
sociology, economics, law,history and geography.
In addition, the university library offers access to electronic editions
and databases of national and international journals.
Use Summon to search in all resources the library makes available to you.
It is a search engine which, in a single query, offers you a list of results with
printed or electronic documents from the university library's collections:
books, online journal articles, theses, etc

Our subject guide in political sciences will help you identify key library
resources and tools for your studies and research.

IEP Website


Contact information

Bibliothèque universitaire de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
5, rue Pasteur
78100 Saint Germain-en-Laye
01 30 87 47 78
Contact us


How to find us
  • On foot from Saint-Germain-en-Laye station (RER A).
  • Bus R4 from Saint-Germain-en-Laye station (RER A), get off at  grande ceinture stop.
  • Bus 127 from Cergy Préfecture station to Saint Germain en Laye, then take bus R4 until grande ceinture stop.

Our equipment

The library makes available to the public :

  • Wifi
  • 3 PCs
  • 1 copier/printer B&W / color
  • Item loan service on site (binding machine, webcams, multi-bit chargers...) Learn more !


IEP "Books for Spare Time" Corner

At the Saint-Germain-en-Laye's Library, you can find  comic books about law, economy, history, and sociology. You can borrow them for your spare time, and also to learn French in another way.
You can also find many DVDs and French novels, bilingual novels and books to revise DELF and Dalf exams.

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University dissertations after defense (DUMAS)

The DUMAS collection disseminates the best dissertations from Master 2 MEEF (Teaching, Education and Training Professions) students from the INSPÉ of the Academy of Versailles.

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