Location maps, opening hours, reader registration

How to come to BIU Santé

BIU Santé is located on two sites:

The Medicine-Dentistry Pole is located in the former Faculty of Medicine of Paris (12, rue de l'École-de-Médecine, 75006, Paris)

Odéon or Cluny
 21   27   38   58   63   70   85   86   87   96 

GPS lat. 48.8512, long. 2.3407

The Pharmacy-Biology-Cosmetology Pole is located in the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris (4, avenue de l’Observatoire, 75006, Paris)

Port-Royal or Luxembourg
 38   82   83   91 

GPS lat. 48.8430, long. 2.3364

Opening times

Reading rooms are open from Monday to Saturday, from 9.00 to 20.00 (18.30 on saturdays for the Pharmacy Pole)(communication of documents stops at 19.40).

  • Health History Department, at 12, rue de l’École-de-Médecine, is open Monday-Friday from 13.00 to 18.30. Before 13.00, documentation is consulted on-site in the main reading room. Documents before 1800, documents in storerooms, manuscripts and documents on poor condition must be used on department premises.
  • Health History Department, at 4, avenue de l’Observatoire, is open Monday-Friday from 9.00 to 19.00. Documents before 1800, documents in storerooms, manuscripts and documents on poor condition are communicated at the information desk on demand with the agreement of the person on charge of the reading room.
  • Annex room Fialon (4, avenue de l’Observatoire) is open Monday-Friday from 9.00 to 18.00. It is reserved in priority for the students of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Open 66 hours a week,
the BIU Santé has earned the
label NoctamBU

Seasonal closures

Bank holiday 2018

  • Monday 1 January (New Year's day)
  • Monday 2 April (Easter Monday)
  • Tuesday 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Tuesday 8 May (Armistice)
  • Thursday 10 May (Ascension Day)
  • Monday 21 May (Whit Monday)
  • Saturday 14 July (Bastille Day)
  • Wednesday 15 August (Assumption)
  • Thursday 1 November (All Saints Day)
  • Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day)

Medicine Pole

  • Summer 2018 : Reduced hours (10 am-6 pm) and closure of the history service from Monday 30 July to Friday 17 August. The library will be closed every Saturday in August and Wednesday, August 15th.
  • Christmas 2018 : To be announced.

Pharmacy Pole

  • Summer 2018 : To be announced.
  • Christmas 2018 : To be announced.

Registration conditions

Medicine Pole

Access reserved for graduate and postgraduate students, researchers in the medical and paramedical fields and all health professionals. Other readers on argued demand or documents supporting the research.

Pharmacy Pole

Access reserved for students, lecturers and researchers of the Paris Descartes University and of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Paris-Sud 11 University.

  • Supporting documents to be submitted : student card (and certificate of school attendance), ID card with photo, professional card or pay slip. For private organisations, registration fee is 250 euros (valid in medicine and pharmacy, 5 employees max.).
  • On Saturdays, supporting documents are necessary to access the Pharmacy Pole (student or reader card, professional card or special authorisation delivered by the library).

See our Accessibility page for disabled people.

Phone numbers

See the Contacts page.