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UNICAEN has a network of 5 university libraries and 20 specialised faculty libraries (teaching units, schools and institutes) located on the various campuses of Caen, Alençon and Cherbourg. They provide a friendly and supportive learning environment. 
Check out the website to find addresses and schedules.


Please make sure you have your university card with you. You will need it for checking out, renewing, ordering and requesting items. The "Navette" service allows you to return or take out documents in the 10 libraries of our network.

Interlibrary loan

The interlibrary loan service gives you access to articles or request the loan or onsite consultation of books from other libraries, either in France or abroad. This userpay service is only available to registered readers.


Two libraries are open in the evenings, from Monday to Friday, from 7pm to 11pm: the M. Brès Library (Health Department) on campus 5 and the P. Sineux Library (Law-Literature Departments) on campus 1.
This service is accessible upon presentation of the university card (Leocarte). On Saturday from 9am to 7pm , the R. Franklin library (Sciences-Sports Departments) on campus 2 and on Sunday from 1pm to 7pm the M. Brès Library (Health Department) on campus 5 are opened.

Library portal

The library portal provides unique access to all university library resources, in both printed or digital forms: books, articles, journals. Once you have logged in, you can access the online resources.
The digital resources offered by the libraries (online journals, databases, e-books, etc.) are also remotely accessible, i.e. off campus: in this case, you must log in via your etup@ss.

Assistance with documentary research

Librarians help you in your documentary research on site or through the One Question Remote Answer Service, by chat or by email.

Occupancy & group work rooms

By downloading the free application Affluences or by consulting the website, you can check the occupancy rate of the M. Brès (Health Department), the P. Sineux (LawLiterature Departments) and the R. Franklin (Science-Sports Departments) libraries in real time. You can also book a group work room there.

Documentary service

Orientation and insertion - EOI (Espace Orientation Insertion) > Rosalind
Franklin Library on campus 2.

The orientation insertion service is available at the Rosalind Franklin University Library in addition to the Espace orientation insertion located on campus 1. The EOI Service offers a documentary collection dedicated to vocational guidance and integration: training offers, further studies, professions, professional opportunities, studies and employment abroad, public service recruitment competitions, CVs, motivation letters, social networks. It is also possible to make an appointment with a specialized librarian for more in-depth documentary advice.

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Last update : June 24, 2019

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