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Open to the general public, the Library is primarily used by veterinary students, lecturers, researchers and other scientists. It offers powerful bibliographic tools to assist in literature searches, principally in veterinary medicine.


CONTACTS bibliotheque@vet-alfort.fr tel: 33 (0) 1 43 96 71 85 fax: 33 (0) 1 43 96 72 20


Sandrine Haon (Curator)

Virginie Willaime (Documentary Assistant)

Marie-Christine Romary (Documentary assistant)



  • During the academic term

Monday to Friday

9am to 6pm


  • During school breaks

(Christmas, Spring and July Holidays)
Monday to Friday

9am to 12pm

Restricted access in afternoons

2pm to 5pm

Closed in August


Bibliothèque - crédit photo ENVA

At the end of the 19th century, the library was permanently installed on the first floor of the Fragonard building. It occupies a surface area of 800 m2. The building was completed in 1876 by the Architect DIET; it also houses the Museum and is one of the most beautiful buildings on the Alfort campus.


A rich documentary collection of over 170,000 volumes

The Library has digitalized its documentary collection since 1980.

The internal database (Kentika) contains more than 27,000 references:

  • Books,
  • Congress, conferences and symposium proceedings,
  • Veterinary  theses from all the French veterinary schools since 1924,
  • Veterinary theses in preparation,
  • Special issues of journals,
  • Publications by lecturers and researchers from Alfort,
  • University publications,
  • Videos,
  • A collection of 7000 antique books from the 16th to 19th centuries.

The Library offers a very complete catalogue (600 titles) of medical and veterinary periodicals, which can be consulted in the library. It also currently subscribes to about 300 clinical and veterinary research journals (from more than forty countries), most of them are in English.More than 2,000 journals can be accessed as full-text (restricted access).

The Library also has a complete collection of veterinary theses from the four French Veterinary Schools (since 1924).

The Library also offers restricted access to bibliographic databases, CabAbstracts (veterinary medicine) and ScienceDirect (multidisciplinary).

The Library actively participates in national and international documentary networks, namely, the documentary network of the PRES Université Paris-Est.


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