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The Diderot Library

Diderot libraryThe library of the ENS de Lyon is home to some 1.2 million documents and electronic resources that can be consulted by anyone. Students, teachers and researchers from Lyon and its region can borrow titles from Monday through Friday 9am - 7pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm.

The Diderot library is deployed on two sites, Descartes and Monod.

On the Descartes site
5 parvis René Descartes, 69007 Lyon, metro station Debourg
Find the main library for literature, the arts, social and human sciences as well as the specialized research collections: the Oriental Asian library of the Institut d'Asie orientale, the Slavic collection and the research documentation center (collections of various laboratories).

On the Monod site
46 allée d’Italie, 69007 Lyon, metro station Debourg
Find the science collections: mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology and Earth sciences.

To access the catalogue and the online resources of the Diderot Library, go to

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Diderot Library
Phone: +33 (0)4 37 37 65 50
Fax: +33 (0)4 37 37 65 51

ENS de Lyon
15 parvis René Descartes - BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
Descartes Campus : +33 (0) 4 37 37 60 00
Monod Campus : +33 (0) 4 72 72 80 00

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