Our Missions

The University of Lyon 1 offers a network of ten inter connected libraries. They are opened to both academic community and external readers. In order to guarantee good studying conditions during the academic year our libraries are open between ten and fourteen hours a day every day.

We also offer various physical studying facilities : 2746 seats in total, including individual, collective spaces as well as computer rooms.


Large and varied collections

345 000 volumes in total, 280 000 directly accessible
101 000 ebooks
5 800 printed periodicals
23 000 online journals
Heritage Collections (dating from the 16th to the 20th century)

80 databases
Digitized collections : past exams papers (annales) and University Lyon 1 Doctoral dissertations