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Presentation of the Map Library of Paris 8

The Map Library is located in the Department of Geography. It is open to everyone: university lecturers, students, administrative staff, researchers, the curious ones wether they are from the University of Paris 8 or not.

Université Paris 8
Cartothèque D 139
2 rue de la Liberté
93526 Saint-Denis
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Location : Building D, 1st Floor, Room D 139 Plan
Phone :

Borrowing from the Map Library:
Anyone can borrow from our collections. The service is free, you just need to register for borrowing. You can borrow up to 5 documents. The loan period is 15 days. A loan can be renewed if there is no reservation on it. Most of our documents can be borrowed, however some of them cannot be lent. Those are only available on site on presentation of your student card.

There is a reading room with 20 seats for students and staff of the Departement of Geography. No possibility of printing or photocopying on site.
Please note that the reading room will remain closed for the duration fo the epidemic.

- Reception of the public, registration, research assistance, loan and return of documents, Map Library user education
- Map library collections management (cataloguing new documents, equipment, storage, stocktaking, reorganization, stacks management)
- Loan and return management
- Statistics development: attendance statistics, acquisitions statistics, loan statistics, Map Library readers statistics, evolution of our collections, etc.
- New documents ordering, budget tracking
- Providing and developing remote services (online subscription, electronic resources catalog, online question and answer service)
- Drafting methodological support: how to write a reading sheet, notes, an email, how to read a map, how to make a topographical section
- Writing bibliographies, various articles and quiz
- Setting up of thematic tables
- IT development for the internal management of our database
- Management of our printed ressources catalog and our electronic ressources catalog
- Management of our Facebook page and our mailing list

The map library of Paris 8 contains more than 66 000 documents including over 54 000 topographic maps, geological maps, wall maps, relief maps, thematic maps... as well as atlases, dictionaries, geography books and textbooks, issues of the magazine Documentation Photographique, CDs, DVDs, photographs, master's theses (over 900), graphic novels, etc.
Some documents are remotely accessible.
To search a document in our catalog, click here.
Note that some pages of our website are translated in English. Nonetheless the majority of them are in French.

The Map Library of Paris 8 is a member of GéoRéseau, the network of French Map Libraries and Geography Libraries.

Website design
Design and production of the catalog (PHP-MySQL) and web pages of the map collections: Nathalie Rigaud.