library focuses on Paris, architecture and urban design.
It is open to the public and offers books, trade papers,
tabloids, periodicals, thematic dossiers and geographical
Lovers of Paris and scholars alike will find a specialized
collection, with librarians to assist and advise them
in their searches.
The collection includes books on Paris, its history, current
architectural events, the life of arrondissements, and
reports that record municipal decisions. There are also
reference works on Parisian architecture and urbanism,
monographs on architects and buildings, and books on Île-de-France
departments and communes and on cities of the world.
is free of charge and is open Tuesday to Friday from 1
pm to 6.15 pm.
Readers select books freely; books can not be loaned;
photocopies are charged.
The entrance is on the 2nd floor, via the exhibition hall.
August and Christmas period.
4 000 publications
• 100 reviews, journals and periodicals
• 300 dossiers on Paris and the
• 265 dossiers on cities in France
and all over the world
• 1 600 dossiers on architects