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Designed by architect Fernand Pouillon, the library opened in 1956. It was completely renovated in 2016-2017 as part of the Campus Plan and reopened to the public in September 2017.

The library has diversified work spaces according to the needs of its users. Its 750 seats are spread over three levels: garden level, ground floor and mezzanine, reserved for students from M2 upwards.

The library also offers seven group work rooms, a work room for teachers and another for lecturers, two computer rooms, four printing/photocopying rooms, a consultation area for precious collections and an adapted work room (remote magnifier and voice synthesis software).

Information on access for the disabled: contact the library or by e-mail at

BU Schuman
3 avenue Robert Schuman
13 626 Aix-en-Provence cedex 1

Tel: 04 13 55 15 33

Access: Aix-en-bus line 8, Facultés stop

Opening hours :

Monday - Friday : 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday : closed


43.520595552019, 5.4469547


The library provides students, teachers and researchers with collections in law, political science, economics and management, but also in general culture, preparation for competitive examinations, history, philosophy and social sciences. It offers more than 150,000 books for loan or consultation, nearly 400 periodical titles currently subscribed to, 50,000 theses and dissertations and some 300 documentary DVDs.

It holds several special collections, including

  • Reserve: approximately 15,000 heritage documents
  • United Nations Fund
  • Collections of the former Faculty of Applied Economics (FEA)
  • Albert de La Pradelle Library
  • Collections of the Centre for Study and Research on Indian Ocean Societies (CERSOI) and the Overseas Law Institute (IDOM).

It also houses the collections of the former Cassin Library since October 2017.

Thanks to a partnership with the BnF and the Cujas library, the library digitizes and puts online on the Odyssée digital heritage library its most interesting and remarkable collections, in particular the sources of law in Provence and the colonies or the Faculty's journals.