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									                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
                                                                                                                                                Reading Policies and Lending

                                                                                                                                                Main Library
                                                                                                                                                Documents are freely available for reading within the
Information research tools                                                                                                                      All documents, books and journals, unless otherwise
at your disposal                                                                                                                                mentioned, can be loaned to students, research and
                                                                                                                                                administrative staff of the ENPC, the Marne-la-Vallée
Digital resources                                                      On-line catalogues                                                       Polytechnicum and other French Engineering Schools :
                                                                       Main catalogue Doris                                                     up to 5 documents for 2 weeks (one month for ENPC
On the Internet                                                            - various search options                                             researchers).
                                                                           - information about readers’ library accounts
Bibliographic databases                                                    - availability and reservation of documents
   - multidisciplinary : Web of Science, Current Contents              Access to the catalogue from within ENPC :                               Interlibrary loan and photocopies
   Connect, Science direct                                             http://doc-int.enpc.fr/                                                  The ENPC Libraries participate in the interlibrary loan
   - field-oriented : Compendex, MathSciNet, Urbadoc,                  Access to the catalogue from outside ENPC :                              system and can order photocopies of articles and
   Econlit                                                             http://lib.enpc.fr/                                                      borrow books from other libraries.
                                                                                                                                                http://www.enpc.fr/ click on documentation and
Full text (online)                                                     CD-Rom catalogue and
   Several journal packages                                                                                                                     Demande de prêt
                                                                       Image Resources Directory on-line:
   Factiva (French and international press)                            http://www.enpc.fr/ clickon documentation and médiathèque
   Reference Journals (Nature, la Recherche, Journal Officiel...)
   Techniques de l'Ingénieur                                                                                                                    Historical Collections
                                                                       Paper catalogues (available at the information desk)                     Access by appointment only.
   Kompass Monde (international firms directory)
                                                                       CD-ROMs                                                                  Tel : +33 (0)1 64 15 34 81 / 34 72
   Encyclopaedia Universalis
                                                                       Photographs / Videos
                                                                                                                                                                   Multimedia Library lending
                                                                                                                                                                   Video and CD-ROM loan : 2 to 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                   Monday through Friday. Up to 4 CD-
                                                                                                                                                                   ROMs can be borrowed for 2 weeks
                                                                                                                                                                   (one month for ENPC researchers).
                                                                                                                                                                   Assistance with searching the image
                                                                                                                                                                   database, by appointment only.

                                                                                                                                                                   Access by appointment only.
                                                                                                                                                                   Tel : +33 (0)1 64 15 34 69 / 34 72

                         Journals                                   Detail of an architectural                      Reading Room          Detail
                         area                                       structure of the School                         of the Main Library   of the School’s facade
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ENPC Libraries
                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 - 8 Avenue Blaise Pascal
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cité Descartes
The ENPC Libraries’ large specialized
                                                                                                                                                                                                            77455 Marne-la-Vallée cedex 2
collections date back to the School’s                                                                                                                                                                       France
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lesage Library is located on the
foundation in the 18th century.                                                                                                                                                                             ground floor of the ENPC.
                                                                                                                        Entrance to                                         Glass vault
                                                                                     Facade          Entrance           the Multimedia Library   Reading                    of the School   View of
                                                                                     of the School   to the mezzanine                            Room of the main Library                   the main hall   Information and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reference Desk
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tel. : +33 (0)1 64 15 34 70
http://www.enpc.fr/english/int_ index.htm                                                                                                                                                                   Fax. : +33 (0)1 64 15 34 79
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday through Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            October through June
                                                                                                                                                                                                            July and September
Available Resources                                                                                                                              Fields covered                                             Monday through Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Main Library                                                Historical Collections Library                                                   Town and Country Planning
The Contemporary Collections of the Main Library                The Historical Collections comprise more than 60,000                                                                                        The Libraries are
contain :                                                       documents : manuscripts, printed matters from the 18th-                                                                                     closed
- more than 90,000 books covering the School’s major            19th centuries, periodicals, maps, photographs and                               Economics / Management                                     • in August
fields of education and research; most of them are on           drawings. Mainly focused on engineering and                                                                                                 • one week during the holidays at
open shelves in the reading room.                               construction sciences, the coverage also includes a wide                         Environment                                                  the end of the year
- more than 10,000 student research papers and                  range of other fields : architecture, astronomy,                                 Civil Engineering
dissertations and approximately 2,000 course material           economics, politics, geometry, mathematics, etc.                                                                                            Access
packages from the ENPC specialized subsidiary in                                                                                                 Industrial Engineering                                     • RER subway line A,
continuing education (PFE).                                     Multimedia Library                                                               History of Science                                         «Noisy-Champs» station
- French and foreign periodical subscriptions; recent           This library contains various collections : photographs,                                                                                    (30minutesfromChâtelet-les
issues are available in a comfortable reading area.             videos, CD-ROMs. It also deals with all questions regarding                      Computer Science                                           Halles)
- digital ressources.                                           the reproduction and the distribution of ENPC images                                                                                        • Highway A4,
                                                                                                                                                 Transportation                                                                                 Bust
                                                                outside the School. The image database contains about                                                                                       «Champs-sur-Marne» exit             of Perronet
                                                Side view
                                                                11.000 items from the historical collections.                                    Materials Science                                          (see Web site map)
                                                of the School
                                                                                                                                                 Applied Mathematics
                                                                The archives are the administrative papers of the School
                                                                kept since its creation (student registers and files,                            Engineering Sciences
                                                                Council registers, maps of the buildings, etc.). In
                                                                addition, there are private archives donated to ENPC by                          Social Sciences
                                                                alumni and their families.

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