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  • Foreword

The Institut d’astrophysique de Paris (IAP) has a library on its site. It provides research and academic-level collections and services in the science of the Universe, and physics and mathematics.

The library is also an associated library with the documentary pole of Sorbonne Université.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday through Friday, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Access conditions

For internal users i.e. permanent staff and associate members of the IAP, doctoral and post-doctoral students and graduate students (Research Master - Speciality "Astronomy and Astrophysics"), the library is accessible only with an access code, which available upon request at the IAP reception.

The library is temporarily no longer accessible to external users.


The IAP’s library maintains a collection of over 7,500 books and subscribes to 11 journals in both print and electronic copy.

The catalogue of the library is available online on the Sorbonne Université Library Portal Documentation.

Loan conditions

  • Students: 2 documents maximum for a duration of 14 days
  • PhD students, post-doctoral fellows: 3 documents maximum for a duration of 21 days
  • IAP permanent staff: 3 documents maximum for a duration od 28 days

Works excluded from the loan

Documents marked with a red dot.

Contact details

  • Phone : +33 (0)
  • Mail : bibliotheque at
  • The entrance to the library is on the first floor of the building.
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