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Bibliothèque Ensai

Set on the 2nd floor of the school, 70 places are available in the library reading room.

Its collection of documents is composed of nearly 18,000 works, about 200 collections of periodicals (especially scientists) of which current about thirty.

The accent is henceforth put on the online access to resources.

The catalogue of the GENES libraries (Grouping of National Economics and Statistics Schools) can be consulted online (OPAC).

Access Conditions

The ENSAI library is open to all.

The loan is intended primarily for students, agents from GENES and INSEE. It's free for all (outsiders, PhD students, alumni) against signing a guarantee.

Opening hours:
The library is open from 7:30 am till 8:00 pm, continuously, from Monday to Friday.
But the welcome (loan, assistance to the research) is assured only schedules for the librarians or student-monitors.
No document must thus have gone out of the library, except during these time slots.

Our on-line catalog is always opened.

How to Borrow

To borrow, students need to show their student card. When returning an item, leave it on the circulation desk, at the entrance to the library.

Students can borrow up to 10 items for a period of 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the type of  item. Dictionnaries, encyclopedias and magazines cannot be borrowed.

The due date is given at the time of borrowing. Past this date, an e-mail is sent to remind you that if the document is not returned within 3 days, you will be banned from borrowing for the a period of time equal to the lateness in returning the item.

Each reader who signs up can access their account on "Catalogue en ligne" to check their borrowed items, renew them, reserve an item that has recently been released or that has been ordered, make suggestions, or manage their "virtual library".

Note: for all students on their end-of-studies or gap year internships, as well as for anyone who is not from the school, the exact address and a guarantee will be required.


Most of our holdings are highly specialized scientific literature, and the majority are in English. The prime aim is to have material closely related to what is taught at the school and to the research areas of the CREST research teams.

- 18,000 documents (monographs, theses, reference works and tools, either paper or electronic versions;
- 200 collections of periodicals (paper editions) that are often old, and 40 current subscriptions.

In addition to scientific works and periodicals we also have language learning tools: books, textbooks, audiovisual tools (DVDs, self-tuition, CD-Roms).

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