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Historical Library Poëte and Sellier

Historical library Poëte and Sellier, 2021. Photo : Adeline A. Gasnier. © École d'Urbanisme de Paris (EUP).

The Libray Poëte and Sellier is above all a historical library displaying unique resources. Its documents come from the two institutes which compose the Paris School of Urban Planning (EUP): The Institut d'urbanisme de Paris (IUP, created in 1919) and the Institut français d'Urbanisme (IFU, created in 1969). The EUP shares its resources with researchers.


The Poëte and Sellier Library is the ancient EUP collection. It has enormous heritage significance and scientific value in terms of urbanism in that it comes from the library that was at the basis of the first teachings in urbanism in France.

Bibliothèque historique Poëte et Sellier, 2017. © École d'Urbanisme de Paris (EUP).

Available Resources

Bibliothèque de l'EUP, miniature

Most Frequent Documents

A comprehensive list of the most frequent/useful books, also mentioned in the bibliographies of the different tracks of the Master in Urban Planning and Development.

Download the list

▪ Available Collections

Practical Information

Opening hours

▪ Historical resources (for on site checking only):
→ To access historical documents, a request has first to be addressed to M. José Mayorga (
▪ Current and actual resources can be borrowed:
→ Monday, Tuesday et Thursday: 10h-13h and 14h-17h30.
→ Wednesday (remote access only): 9h-13h and 14h-17h (library employee works remotely).
→ Friday: One on two Fridays onsite (10h-13h and 14h-17h30); Otherwise, remote access only (9h-13h and 14h-17h).

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