Bibliothèque Diderot de Lyon (BDL), the ENS de Lyon library, is home to some 1.2 million documents and electronic resources that can be consulted by students, teachers and researchers from Lyon and its region.

The Library is deployed on Descartes and Monod campuses.

Bibliothèque Diderot de Lyon website

On Descartes Campus

Find the main library for

  • literature, languages, humanities and social sciences,
  • the arts
  • specialized research collections
    • collections of excellence for research in education (CollEx)
    • Oriental Asian library of the Institut d'Asie orientale
    • Slavic collection and the research documentation center
    • heritage collections of the University of Lyon
    • collections of LSH research laboratories located at the Research Documentation Centre (CDR, Descartes site research building, D4).
  • video library
  • map library



5, parvis René Descartes, Lyon 7e (Debourg metro)

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On Monod Campus

Find the science collections

  • mathematics
  • computer science
  • physics
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • Earth sciences


46, allée d'Italie, Lyon 7e (Debourg metro)

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