This library, founded in 1936 by Charles Fossey, brings together a collection specializing in the history of the ancient Near East, specifically in cuneiform, Sumerian and Assyro-Babylonian documentation. It also boasts a large collection concerning Anatolia and Hittite and Hurrite studies. Archaeology of the Near East is also well represented, albeit less comprehensively.
The collections bequeathed by François Thureau-Dangin, Maurice Pillet and Emmanuel Laroche form an integral part of this library.
Access limited to researchers and higher education professors as well as doctoral and post-doctoral students, on the recommendation of their supervisor.
On-site consultation, photocopies, inter-library loans, information by post and telephone.