the comics library
This European reference library houses major collections including comprehensive collections of French comics since 1984 and extensive ones for the previous period and the international production.
It also includes collections focussed on animated films, video games or caricature.
In partnership with the National French Library, it is the recipient of the legal deposit for comic books.
It pursues a threefold mission:
the patrimonial conservation fund
It gathers the most complete collection of Franco-Belgian productions and a wide sampling of international comics. To date it boasts 65,000 albums (French and foreign) and 123,000 issues representing 4,200 newspapers.
the comics documentation center
It constitutes and highlights a rich documentary stock on French and foreign comic books. It is open by appointment to researchers, academics, and students. A wide range of resource material is available on the French website.
the reading room and lending library
It offers a collection of over 30,000 albums including 18,500 adult and 1,500 documentaries for reference use only or on loan.
A specially designed area offers over 10,000 albums for the younger ones.
Lending is free for children under 12. The library also welcomes children to workshops and proposes comics educational packages on loan for communities.
The monthly comics cafe is an opportunity to share your readings and talk about your favourite comics.
Consult the library catalog.