Documenting contemporary creation

Containing some 62,600 documents on any support (print, film, digital etc..), the media library is one of the main French libraries devoted to contemporary art. It provides an updated documentation on creation and its context - history of Western and non-Western art, - Social Sciences and Humanities - in order to accompany students in their formation and then their professional insertion.

The heart of the collection is composed of monographs from the 1960s to today and of about a hundred titles of specialized publications, primary source of information on young creation, debates on current affairs and exhibitions. The library also offers entries by field of discipline, chronologically or geographically as well as a remarkable collection of catalogs of group exhibitions.

The fonds is fully referenced in a partly computerized catalog available on the Internet: Free access to reference print materials, access by authentication or on-site in the reporting (signalement) of audiovisual materials and library (image base documenting students diplomas since 2001).

Based on the principle of free access to collections, the media library offers students two areas:

-The Stratis AndreadisReading Room, which offers most of the book collections
-The media room, dedicated mainly to periodicals, audiovisual and to the “professional life” fonds.

The kiosks provide access to the portal of the media library ( while enabling parallel searches on the Internet.


Practical Information:

Hours: Monday 2-7 pm, Tuesday-Friday 11am-7 pm.

Access conditions:
•    Students, teachers and School staff
•    Alumni
•    People external to the School conducting research related to contemporary art.

Palais des études, right staircase – 1st floor
14, rue Bonaparte – Paris 6e
Phone: +33 (0)1 47 03 50 38

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