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The General Library holds collections relevant to the Collège de France's past and present teaching and research activity.
The Library assembles documents related to active Collège de France Chairs, to the history of the institution, and to the 800 professors who have successively held Collège de France Chairs since the institution was founded in 1530. Holdings also include collections bequeathed by professors, such as the Marcel Bataillon and the Georges Dumézil libraries, and various archive collections, all of which may be consulted on site.
The library is open to:
Once authorized, users receive an official Library lector's card, valid 1 year.