Korea Studies Documentation and Resource Center (CRC)

Subjects covered by the Library and Resource Center are: Anthropology, Economics, Ethnology, 17th - 21st Century Modern and Contemporary History, Geography, Politics, Religion, Sociology, Urban Planning. It has a digital online catalogue, accessible through BULAC.  Of the 10,000 works housed by the Center, 80% are in Korean, and 60% of the 270 periodicals are in Korean. Some newspapers can be consulted on microfiche and some periodicals via CD-ROM. Paper copies dating from 1991 - 2012, and online summaries of the content of periodicals published since 1999 are available for consultation. Audio-visual documents include videos, audio cassettes, and photographs. These cover the topics of Anthropology, Ethnology, Folklore, and Oral History. The CRC has been chosen by the Korean Film Council to be a specialist documentation center for Korean cinema, a Hub-Library for Korean Film Studies. Films from the collection are shown each year in the Lecture Series on Korean Cinema and the Social Sciences.

Contact: Information CNC; Eun-joo Carré-Na

Opening hours: Not open on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Access: The documentation service is reserved for members of the Center. Outside users need to obtain permission from the Director of the CRC. On-site consultation takes place in the Reading Room on the first floor.

Borrowing: Borrowing is subject to conditions.


Library of the Protestant Institute of Theology: Ricœur Collection Arts and Language Studies Center (CRAL / Partner Library to the EHESS)

The Ricœur Collection is unique in bringing together the personal working library of the philosopher, his archives, his entire works, and the commentaries that his work has generated. Paul Ricœur donated his personal working library to the Free Faculty of Protestant Theology of Paris, where he gave seminars from Autumn 1958 to Spring 1969. The collection's thematic structure was determined by Ricœur himself: History of Philosophy to Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, alongside Analytic Philosophy, Moral and Political Philosophy with reference to the Humanities, in particular, Psychoanalysis, Language, History, and finally a Biblical and Literary section.

Contact: Information IPT - Fonds Ricoeur - CRAL

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2pm-6pm; Tuesday, Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm.

Access: To consult documents and / or reserve a place in the reading room at the Paul Ricoeur Library, you need to register with the Library by contacting the Chief Librarian, Madame Ana-Marie Isliwa. Researchers, professors and accredited students may consult the Ricoeur Archives if accompanied by an Archive representative, consultation is by appointment only. In order to obtain an accreditation, please send a request to the Directeur du Fonds Ricoeur (marc.boss@iptheologie.fr), who will forward it to the Accreditation Committee.

Borrowing: On-site consultation only.



Medicine, Health, Mental Health and Societies Center (CERMES 3)

Created in 1986, the CERMES 3 Collection contains 7000 reference works, 500 reports, 70 journal subscriptions, 250 theses and 2000 articles. It covers the following subject areas: Sociology, Anthropology, History, Psychology, Mental Health, Public Health, Epistemology, Epidemiology, Economics, and Statistics.

Contact: Karine Gay

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9:30am-5:30pm

Access: On-site consultation.

Borrowing: Only members of the CERMES 3 Research Lab have borrowing rights.



Modern and Contemporary China Studies Centre  (CECMC)

The Modern and Contemporary China Studies Centre is the largest library in France dedicated to the topic of 20th century China. It focuses particularly on History, Politics, Economics, and Society. The collection covers Modern and Contemporary History from the second half of the nineteenth century, Sociology, and Economics. It houses around 50,000 titles, 220 periodicals in western European languages and 1,400, in Chinese. It has a growing collection of local monographs and annals of statistics. The collection also has a large collection of the major Chinese newspapers, currently housed at BULAC, and a collection of microfilms offering access to periodicals before 1949. Other digital resources include a database of periodicals and bibliographies in Chinese and western European languages.

Contacts: Monique Abud; Wang Ju; Informations CECMC

Opening hours: Monday–Friday 9am-6pm.

Access: Free on-site consultation of documents on presentation of valid id.

Borrowing: Borrowing rights for researchers and students affiliated to one of the centers of the House of Asia.



North American Studies Center (CENA)

The Library holds over 2000 titles and acquires new documents every year, which fall under the research areas of its team. Those research areas are: Economic History, State History, Migration History, Urban Studies, Slavery and Colonization, Atlantic Studies, Ethnohistory, Studies on Race and Ethnicity, Anthropology of Music, and History and Anthropology of Natural Disasters. Although the Library is mainly dedicated to Historical Studies, it includes significant reference works in the areas of Sociology and Anthropology. It has three types of document: working tools, summaries / overview reports, monographs, and theses and dissertations.

Contact: Information CENA

Opening hours: Not specified.

Access: Open to the public by appointment.

Borrowing: Documents are available for on-site consultation. Only statutory members of American Worlds, to which CENA is affiliated, have borrowing rights.



Pacific Foundation Oceania Studies Center (CREDO)

The Pacific collection is housed in the Maison Asie-Pacifique (MAP) and contains more than 10 000 reference documents including books, periodicals, dissertations, theses, and ethnographical films. Each year, on average, 300 new reference documents are added to the collection. The collection brings together state-of-the -art research on: Cultural and Social Anthropology; Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Political Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Human Geography. Works are classified according to cultural region: Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia as well as Australia.

Contact: Judith Hannoun; Christian Paris

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am-12 and 2pm-6pm. Annual closure during Christmas school holidays and the month of August.

Access: On-site consultation open to members of the public.

Borrowing: Borrowing rights restricted to Maison Asie-Pacifique researchers and PhD students and graduate students, whose work is under the supervision of a member of (MAP). Inter-library loans will be considered.