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About the library    
 
     
     
    A Brief History    
       
   

The library of the INRP was initially part of the Musée pédagogique founded in 1879 by Jules Ferry and Ferdinand Buisson. Today located in Lyon, the Library’s extensive collections contain around 600,000 printed items, including 500,000 books and 100,000 issues of periodicals.
The foundation decree confers on the library the task of systematically acquiring documents related to educational matters. Areas of particular strength include historical documents and statistics, school textbooks, treaties on education, essays on the organisation of the school system, etc.

 

 
    Library Collections: A Global Overview    
   

 

 
   

Amongst the most valuable materials, the collections include around 5,000 titles of periodicals, along with official reports, reference books, working papers and PhD theses. The library’s historical resources are of the utmost interest, including 20,000 printed items prior to 1800, national and international journals about teaching skills dating from the 18th century to the present day, and legal and regulatory texts on French and foreign educational methods. Areas of particular interest also cover laureates’ books from the 19th century, around 80,000 French school textbooks, and donations from professors and teaching specialists.

The significance of the printed materials currently held by the library mainly relies on the initial acquisition policy, supported today through CADIST (Centre d’Acquisition et de Diffusion de l’Information Scientifique et Technique) subsidies in education sciences, and by the Pôle associé of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

 

 
    The Library Building    
       
   

The Reading Room

The reading room is located on the ground floor of the Denis-Diderot Library. It can welcome up to 140 visitors. It contains around 25,000 volumes in open access, together with 600 periodicals available for consultation.
Several computer workstations are at the public's disposal for bibliographical searches: they provide access to the INRP Library Catalogue, to the SUDOC Catalogue, and to some bibliographical electronic databases, such as ERIC, FRANCIS, etc.

The Storage Rooms

Around 95% of the collections are housed in storage areas, where they benefit from specific conditions which help to preserve them. The storage rooms contain an impressive, but invisible, part of the library’s resources, as library users do not have direct access to them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Resources    
 
     
     
    Catalogues    
       
   

Searching the library’s catalogues provides information on:

  • whether the document requested is available or not,
  • the document’s classmark,
  • other documents that may be relevant to your research.

 

 

 

   

 

Electronic Catalogues

The INRP library electronic catalogue displays full records of all printed materials acquired by the library since 1970.
You can access the library catalogue via Internet. When in the library, visitors should use public workstations located in the reading room.
See the library catalogue: http://catbib.inrp.fr/loris/jsp

You can also access the library catalogue through another catalogue common to all French universities and higher education institutes (SUDOC).
Like the library catalogue, you can access this general catalogue online.
See the SUDOC catalogue: www.sudoc.abes.fr

 

Printed Catalogues
Some resources of the library are listed in specific printed catalogues.

Journals About Education and Teaching
CASPARD Pierre (dir.), La presse d’éducation et d’enseignement, XVIIIème siècle-1940, répertoire analytique, 4 volumes, Paris, CNRS/INRP, 1981. (classmark REF 070(01) PRE)
Index in alphabetical order of periodicals related to teaching methods, held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France and/or INRP Library.

CASPARD-KARYDIS Pénélope (dir.), La presse d’éducation et d’enseignement, 1941-1990, répertoire analytique, 4 volumes, Paris, INRP, 2000. (classmark REF 070(01) PRE)
Index in alphabetical order of periodicals related to teaching methods, held by the Bibliothèque nationale de France and/or INRP Library.

School Textbooks
CHOPPIN Alain (dir.), Les manuels scolaires en France, catalogue de la bibliothèque de l’INRP, Grec, Italien, Latin, Paris, INRP, 1991. (classmark REF 371.671(01) MAN)

CHOPPIN Alain (dir.), Les manuels scolaires en France de 1789 à nos jours, coll. Emmanuelle,
les manuels d’allemand, INRP/Publications de la Sorbonne, 1993.

les manuels de grec, INRP, 1987
les manuels d'italiens, INRP, 1987
les manuels de latin, INRP,1988
les manuels d’espagnol, INRP, 1995.
les manuels d’anglais, INRP, 1999. (book number: REF 371.671(01) MAN)
Index of school textbooks published in France, listed by disciplines, including all education levels (except higher education) and location information (Bibliothèque nationale de France, INRP Library, Musée national de l’Education).
The EMMANUELLE database http://www.inrp.fr/bdd/ provides a detailed list of all the editions of school textbooks published in France since 1789, all disciplines and education levels included. It displays bibliographical information for each issue, mentioning all the different editions indicated in the bibliographies and/or where they can be located in the main national collections.

Children’s Books
HUGUET Françoise (dir.), Les livres pour l’enfance et la jeunesse de Gütenberg à Guizot, les collections de la bibliothèque de l’INRP, Paris, Éditions Klincksieck/INRP, 1997. ( classmark REF 82.93(01) HUG)

Paper-Based Catalogues

Paper-based indexes provide data or materials acquired by the library before 1970.

Card Catalogue
For items recorded from 1950 to 1970, you should refer to the card catalogue searching the author’s name or by subject (a list of key subject-words is offered).
You can access the card catalogue only within the reading room of the library.

The Black Catalogue
This provides information about all the printed items acquired by the library from its foundation in 1879 to 1950. Book reviews are listed both by alphabetical order and by subject. An index covers the main keywords.
The Black Catalogue is accessible for consultation in the reading room both on a paper-based source and through microfilms. It will be available on INRP's website by decembre 2005. For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the remote enquiry service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Periodicals  
   

 

The comprehensive collection of journals and periodicals specialised in education represents one of the library’s most outstanding characteristics. The library holds today around 5,000 issues of French and foreign periodicals, dating from the 19th century.

Among the 600 periodicals available for use in the reading room, you can find:

  • almost 450 periodicals in French,
  • over 100 periodicals in English,
  • around 30 periodicals in Latin languages,
  • some 15 German periodicals.

 

 
   

Periodicals in Open-Access

   

 

In the reading room, you can find the entire collection of periodicals published by the INRP. These periodicals are offered in open-access, from the first to the last issue:
- Aster, Recherches en didactique des sciences expérimentales
- Cahiers de la recherche en éducation
- CRESAS
- Didaskalia, Recherches sur la communication et l’apprentissage des sciences et techniques
- Documents et travaux de recherche en éducation
- Éducation et sociétés, Revue internationale de sociologie de l’éducation
- Histoire de l’éducation
- Le courrier de la recherche pédagogique
- Mémoires et d
ocuments scolaires
- Perspectives documentaires en éducation
- Rapports de recherches
- Recherche et formation
- Recherches pédagogiques
- Rencontres pédagogiques
- Repères, Recherches en didactique du français langue maternelle
- Revue française de pédagogie.

600 specialised periodicals arranged in alphabetical order are also available in the reading room.

The library’s electronic catalogue provides a list of all the periodicals issued. You can also refer to the more general catalogue common to all French universities and higher education institutes (SUDOC).
A complete listing of library’s collection of periodicals is currently in progress. Collected data will be gradually included both in the library’s online catalogue and the SUDOC catalogue.
Concerning periodicals prior to 1970, the paper-based catalogue as well as the book by Pierre Caspard, La presse d’éducation et d’enseignement, published by the INRP, are here to help you to locate periodicals held by the library.

Around one hundred titles of periodicals are available in an electronic version, using the public PCs in the reading room or the INRP professional computers. Depending on the titles, you can access the periodical’s table of contents or the full electronic text.
http://www.inrp.fr/bibliotheque/nvperiod.htm

Periodicals in Storage Areas

Series whose publication has ceased and earlier issues of periodicals are housed within the storage rooms. Ask a librarian to access these documents, once you have registered.

The library’s electronic catalogue provides you with the periodical’s classmark..
Concerning periodicals prior to 1970, the paper-based catalogue as well as the book by Pierre Caspard, La presse d’éducation et d’enseignement, published by the INRP, are here to help you to locate periodicals held by the library.

Electronic Journals

Around one hundred titles of periodicals are available in an electronic version, using the public PCs in the reading room or the INRP professional computers. Depending on the titles, you can access the periodical’s table of contents or the full electronic text.
http://www.inrp.fr/bibliotheque/nvperiod.htm

The database ProQuest Education Journals provides the text of many journal articles too.
To consult them, choose “Multi databases-ProQuest Education Journals”, then “View titles”.

The INRP Scientific and Technological Watch Web pages (Veille Scientifique et Technologique) provide a list of all the scientific periodicals related to education available online. At least,the table of contents of the last issue is described.

www.inrp.fr/vst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Books  
   



The library contains over 500,000 books.
Areas of particular strength: education-related material, ancient books prior to 1800, collection of school textbooks received since 1926 through legal deposit.

Some of our specific collections: Paul Lapie Library (collection of books published between 1870 and 1926, about education, philosophy, sociology and history, donated by David Weil); Baguer Collection about education of mentally disadvantaged children (beginning of 20th century); Labrousse Collection (Mathematics textbooks); collection about scouting (around 1930-1960), etc.

 
     
     
  Databases  
   


You can access databases using both the public PCs in the reading room or the INRP professional computers.

 

 
     
     
Services    
 
     
     
    Enquiry Services  
   


Remote Enquiry Service
More complex enquiries concerning specific information about access to collections (ancient materials, school textbooks) or catalogue checks can be referred to the remote enquiry service. You can address your enquiry using one of the following means:

By post: Bibliothèque de l’INRP
19 allée de Fontenay, BP 17424
69347 Lyon cedex 07

By phone: +33 (0)4 72 76 61 92
By e-mail: bibliotheque@inrp.fr
By fax: +33 (0)4 72 76 62 90

 
     
     
    Materials for Use Within the Reading Room  
   


The Library reading room provides direct access to almost 25,000 printed items and around 600 French and foreign specialised publications. .
To search the library’s electronic catalogue or to access bibliographic databases, you can use public workstations at your disposal in the reading room.

 
     
     
    Borrowing Privileges  
   


Materials from the library’s collections may be requested for loan to consult at home. The loan periods as well as the quantity of items you can borrow vary depending on your status.
Parts of the library’s collections are not available for loan. Material that does not circulate includes the following:

  • periodicals, - school textbooks,
  • reports of examining boards,
  • ancient documents, specific collections and books on reserve,
  • damaged documents.

 

 
     
     
    Inter-Library Loan  
   


INRP Material Circulation Policy

Inter-Library Loans enable any external user to request items from the INRP library through their home libraries (whether academic or local), as long as they are not located in the region of Lyon.

A written request has to be submitted to the INRP library from the Inter-Library Loan service of your academic or local library. Ask your home librarian for information about ILL costs.

Non-Circulating Library Material

For reasons of conservation, the documents listed below are not open to ILL services.

  • Documents prior to 1960,
  • Periodicals (photocopies can be sent when requested on Inter-Library Loans),
  • School textbooks,
  • All damaged documents.

By post: Bibliothèque de l’INRP
PEB
19 allée de Fontenay, BP 17424
69347 Lyon cedex 07

Telephone: +33 (0)4 72 76 61 92
E-mail: peb@inrp.fr
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 76 62 90

 

 

 
     
     
    Research Guidance for Library Users  
   


The INRP library conducts group tours and guidance sessions dedicated to researchers, students and professionals to acquaint them with the library’s resources and facilities.

Skilled reference librarians will introduce you to INRP library collections, providing advice on how to conduct research efficiently (information on using bibliographic database and library catalogues, etc.).

According to your particular requirements, special guidance sessions conducted by appropriate staff members can be prearranged. Contact the library in advance to prepare your visit.

Library tours are available only by reservation.

By post: Bibliothèque de l’INRP
19 allée de Fontenay, BP 17424
69347 Lyon cedex 07

Telephone: +33 (0)4 72 76 61 92
E-mail: bibliotheque@inrp.fr
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 76 62 90

 
     
     
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  
   

The INRP library conducts group tours and guidance sessions dedicated to researchers, students and professionals to acquaint them with the library’s resources and facilities.

Skilled reference librarians will introduce you to INRP library collections, providing advice on how to conduct research efficiently (information on using bibliographic database and library catalogues, etc.).

According to your particular requirements, special guidance sessions conducted by appropriate staff members can be prearranged. Contact the library in advance to prepare your visit.

Library tours are available only by reservation.

By post: Bibliothèque de l’INRP
19 allée de Fontenay, BP 17424
69347 Lyon cedex 07

Telephone: +33 (0)4 72 76 61 92
E-mail: peb@inrp.fr
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 76 62 90

You are the only library I can find with this particular book/article. Can you send it to me?

If you are interested in materials held by our library, you can use a service known as Inter-Library Loan (Prêt entre bibliothèques or PEB in French). You need to submit a PEB/ILL request to your own university or public library. The document requested will then be sent and made available for use within your own library. The loan period is 4 weeks. Copies of documents can also be delivered through this service.

Ask your usual library for information on the Inter-Library Loan costs.

Can I request rare and ancient books via Inter-Library Loan?

The INRP library does not circulate rare and ancient books for reasons of conservation. You may consult them within the library only.

Can I find other libraries dedicated to education or children’s books in France?

The IUFM (University Institute for Teacher Training) media libraries along with the SCEREN network system provide access to documentation material in education-related fields.
SCEREN unites the whole network of the 155 CRDP and CDDP (Centre Régional ou Départemental de Documentation Pédagogique) media libraries, whose collections can be freely accessed. These media libraries contain varied teaching materials, school textbooks, books related to pedagogy and school systems, official documentation on regulations and curricula, etc.

Local libraries often offer an area devoted to contemporary children’s books. Ask your home librarian for further information.

Founded in Paris in 1924, the bibliothèque de l’Heure joyeuse, contains outstanding collections of ancient children’s literature. Among others, the library holds items dating from the 13th century onwards, listed in a card catalogue.
Futhermore, the Centre national du livre pour enfants provides access to almost all children’s books published after 1965.

How can I find official guidelines and curricula concerning a particular discipline?

For post-1987 curricula, you may browse the Mentor search tool. Mentor enables you to access either references of texts published in the Bulletin officiel after 1987 or full versions of texts published after January 1998.
If you need full versions of texts published in the Bulletin officiel before January 1998, you can contact one of the 180 media libraries of the Centres Régionaux de Documentation Pédagogique and Centres Départementaux de Documentation Pédagogique.

For curricula prior to 1987, our remote enquiry service will provide assistance on how to conduct your research.

Does the INRP library hold some ancient school equipment?

The main task of the INRP library is to collect printed material related to education. School equipment such as blackboards, pupils’ notebooks and pictures are held within the Musée national de l’Education, in Rouen.

 

 
     
     
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