The Library of the experimental sciences, opened in July 2013 after three years of work, is the result of the merger of departments libraries of biology, chemistry, geosciences, and physics.
It is set at 29, rue d’Ulm in a renovated space of more than 600 m² (access map).
Dedicated to pupils and students, researchers and faculty members of the School, the library tries to adapt to the needs of its readers through extended opening hours and online services. It also welcomes teachers and researchers from neighbors and/or partner institutions or organizations interested in its collections.
Acquisition policy is coordinated with researchers and representatives of the partner departments but every reader is invited to suggest titles.
The BSE (Bibliothèque des sciences experimentales) is actively involved in Open Archives movement. Locally, the library takes part in submitting online versions of Theses and HDR defended at the ENS or cohabilitées by the laboratories of the School.
The library staff is at your disposal for any questions.
The BSE provides readers varied collections :
Nearly 16,000 volumes on open access. Search the catalog.
Over 400 periodical titles archived. Search the catalog and request a document
11 general scientific publications in free consultation in the large reading room space.
Approximately 1,500 theses of which 700 defended at the ENS, computerized since 1965. More details.
54 periodical titles specific to the library, accessible on the computers in the library and/or the School or by remote access (after identification of central authentication service ). Browse online journals.
Bibliographic databases and portals specific to the BSE. See electronic resources.
Documentary electronic resources of the School (approximately 20,000 records). Go to the search interface
As part of its policy defined in relation to the science departments and the Directeur adjoint in charge of Science at the École Normale Supérieure, the BSE offer and develops services on site and online :
Stored documents consultation request online
The Library is open to proposals and comments of its users in order to improve its services. All readers are invited to send us their suggestions via our contact form.