The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne in Paris 5th arrondissement

Published by Manon C. · Published on 21 August 2018 at 18h33 · Updated on 28 September 2018 at 13h22
If you’re still a student, then you are lucky to be able to visit the Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne in Paris 5th arrondissement. A wonderful place to study quietly.

The Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne is a library coveted by students. And if you’re lucky and still a student yourself, then don’t hesitate and go discover this beautiful library.

Until 7193, this Parisian library – then called the Bibliothèque de l’Université de Paris was found within the Collège Louis-le-Grand. Then, its books are sent to a literary storage, the Eglise Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis when the school closes. In 1802, high schools are created, and the library reopens and is called the Bibliothèque des Lycées de Paris, then Bibliothèque de l’Université de France.

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In 1823, the Bibliothèque de l’Université de France is moved to the place it is now, at the Sorbonne. From mid to late 19th century, several consecutive directors are entrusted with dramatically improving the library. It includes five sections scattered in five themed rooms (Letters, Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Law), its collections are organized, and new books are purchased.

Between 1885 and 1901, the library is rebuilt and nearly a hundred years later, in 1972, it gets its current name: the Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne. Students can access two beautifully decorated reading rooms: flowered ceilings and walls, moldings, paintings, panelings.. the perfect place to study in total peace.

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Location

17 Rue de la Sorbonne
75005 Paris 5

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Free

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