Both patrimonial and critical, generalist and theoretical, international and interdisciplinary, our collection currently reflects the historical investigations of the social and human sciences, while supporting the most up-to-date research focus areas.
Our documentation policy was essentially focused mainly on sociology and history, with the Annales School as a starting point. Now, it has expanded to encompass supporting themes (e.g. philosophy, political science, linguistics, economics), specific holdings and collections (gender studies, self-management), and since 2010, researchers’ archives managed within the Library.
Our readers are closely associated with the acquisition policy, contributing generously to it, sometimes even donating their own private libraries.