The Library

Opening hours : Monday to friday : a. m. 8:30 – 12:00 / p.m. 1:30 – 5:30


Assistant Engineer, General
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 71 77Office: 2058
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Scientific coordinator :

Researcher, Surfaces and Interfaces (DSI)
Phone: +33(0)3 88 10 71 04Office: 1036
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Our library is associated to the “Service des Bibliothèques de l’Université de Strasbourg“.


6705 books :

6322 in the library collection
383 in the “DEA/Master” collection

You can find these books on SebinaYou (the computarized collective catalog of the libraries of University of Strasbourg, of BNU, of INSA, of ENSAS, of ENGEES)

 – 581 « Mis A Disposition » (or permanent loans located in the departments)

 –  1309 theses, among which 227 IPCMS theses (Author alphabetical classification)

 –  Collection and filing of the publications of the institut since 94


  • Students “licence” : 5 documents for 14 days
  • Students”master” : 8 documents for 21 days
  • Phd Students and staff : 10 documents for 28 days
  • Teachers and Researachers : 30 documents for 28 days

You can borrow books with the library card you get from « Service des Bibliothèques de l’Unistra » when you subscribe to the university

Any delay is penalized by a suspension of loan equal to the delay

books excluded from the loan :

  • Dictionnaries, encyclopedies
  •  Theses
  • Journals
  •  Publications
  • Any delay is penalized by a suspension of loan equal to the delay Books with a red sticker

Books that must be registered in the library :

– All the books ordered by research departments on their own credits. Theses books will become « Mis A Disposition » (or permanent loans) and will stay in the office of the researcher who has ordered them. However, these books will be available for any other member of the institut.

Books buying : Throughout the year, you can suggest the references of the books you need to the librarian. They will be submitted to the « Commission Bibliothèque » which meets once a year. The proposed books must have a general interest ; more specialized works being bought by the research group concerned.

Document that must be given to the librarian for filing : a copy of each thesis

Lists of the books bought by the library :

Catalogues and collections

Books, printed journals, theses

  • The new portal “SebinaYou” : includes all the resources offered by the libraries of Unistra, (including IPCMS), of INSA, of ENSAS, of ENGEES, of the BNU. So you will be able to search both books, print and electronic journals, databases, digitized heritage collections, electronic theses, audiovisual materials, etc.
  • SUDOC : collective catalog of the French university libraries which contains 3,5 million references (monographs, theses, periodicals) with their locations

Others catalogues

in France :

  • INIST (Institut National de l’Information Scientifique et Technique de Nancy)

International :

  • WorldCat : collective catalogue raalised by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) : 10 000 librairies in the world.

On line Ressources

At theUniversity of Strasbourg

Ressources availables with your ENT identification codes

access to the full text of articles, after your login authentication E.N.T.

– Direct access via the “A_Z  List of online journals is still available. (but not updated)

– You can also add to the editor web adress : (For exemple to the adress, it gives )

Databases :

  • SciFinder : direct access for users who have an account
  • SciFinder : Link to create your personal account
  • Web of Science : “core collection”, that covers years 1975 until today

e-books :

  • Springer e-books : the  “Physics and Astronomy” collection : Books published from 2005 to 2012. (uncheck “Include Preview-Only content)
  • Springer e-books : the “Chemistry and Materials Science” collection  : Books published from 2005 to 2012. (uncheck “Include Preview-Only content)
  • ScholarVox (Numerical Library of Cyberlibris) : university collection in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology



INIST portal : BibCnrs replaces the former TitaneSciences and BiblioSciences portals.

It has a single interface for the entire CNRS scientific community, offering a dedicated discipline-specific space for each of the ten CNRS Institutes and gives to the researchers community of CNRS Laboratories access to documentary ressources (journals, books, databases).

You mainly sign in using the Sesame login/password. (Sesame is the CNRS password management application.) via the identity provider JANUS (cnrs certificate)

Go to the tutorial: “Sign in on BibCnrs“ – duration: 4 minutes (only French version currently available).

If you do not have a Sesame account yet, you can still temporarily use the portal access code which you used for the BiblioSciences or TitaneSciences portals.

The database Web of Science on this portal covers the years 1900 until today.
(You have to be connected to BibCnrs to access this link)

For a rapid access to articles:

You can use a bookmark to identify yourself as a rights holder when you browse on a publisher’s website and thus obtain the full text version of an article without needing to first run a search on the BibCnrs portal.

You just need to create a bookmark for your discipline field’s URL on your browser. A four- minute tutorial explains everything!

Here are the URL to put into your bookmarks :

For INP:  javascript:void(location.href=’’+location.href)

For INC:  javascript:void(location.href=’’+location.href)

Web browser extensions make it possible to consult resources in an authenticated manner but without going through portals (for example directly from the publisher’s site), and therefore to eliminate several steps.

For unistra: you can install the EZ Proxy Redirect extension : =
Firefox :
Chrome :
It is important not forget to go to the options of the extension to click on “University of Strasbourg” (will only have to be done once)
To help you, see the tutorial in attached doc, entitled “Extension-web_Abonnement Unistra

For the CNRS: the Click&Read service for CNRS research communities to facilitate access to scientific publications.
The extension can be installed in two clicks in the usual browsers Firefox, Chrome but also on Safari for the community of Mac users from the url:

I strongly advise you to install these plugins on your browsers, they will simplify your work!

Electronic thesis

  • Theses and dissertations defended at University of Strasbourg.
  • : PhD thesis defended in France since 1985 et in preparation.
  • TEL : multidisciplinary thesis server (self-archiving).

Open Archives



UniOAK : (platform for institutional archives of Alsatian higher education and research establishments.(BNU, INSA, UHA, Unistra and  Associated establishments).

Before filing, check the policy of self-archiving of scientific publishers (Sherpa/Romeo)

Interlibrary loan service (PEB)

If you can not find the document you need in the resources available, you can use the service Interlibrary loan” of the libraries of Unistra to order a book or photocopy of a journal article via the links below :

  • Please have your library card: the number will be required.
  • Ask your secretary to establish an order form  (to bring to the service PEB when removing the document)
  • Response times vary from 3-15 days, sometimes more. It depends on the ability to locate documents and practices of the lending library.

    You will be notified by mail of the arrival of the document, but you’ll have to go to the Bibliothèque du Studium to retrieve the document. (4 rue René Descartes)

Response times vary from 3-15 days, sometimes more. It depends on the ability to locate documents and practices of the lending library.