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Année épigraphique Library – Pflaum Collection

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The Année épigraphique Library – Pflaum Collection contains a specialized collection of resources for Greek and Latin epigraphy and ancient history. It is a precious, virtually unique resource for Roman epigraphy, particularly on account of its policy of acquiring books that are rare or unavailable in other Parisian libraries.


The Library consists of a combination of two collections, one old and one new.
The old collection consisted of the library of Hans-Georg Pflaum, French epigrapher and Roman historian (1902-1979). It was acquired by the French state in 1981 after the death of this great scholar. The new collection has grown continually since 1981 from gifts, exchanges, and purchases.
The books are arranged thematically, using the system of the Library of the Sorbonne at the time when the Pflaum Collection was constituted.
First attached to a research center of the CNRS, USR 710 “L’Année épigraphique” (until December 31, 2013), the library was then integrated into UMR 8210 ANHIMA from January 1, 2014.

The collections

The library gives readers access to nearly 10,000 books and more than 7,500 offprints.
List of periodicals

> Practical information


Pôle épigraphique de Villejuif
Bâtiment D, 6e étage
7, rue Guy Môquet
94800 Villejuif
See map


Reception : François Deniau – tel : 0149583812
Email: bib.epigraphique@vjf.cnrs.fr


From Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00, closed during school holidays except the month of July.
Meals available on-site (administrative cafeteria of the Campus)

Terms of access

La bibliothèque est accessible à tous les chercheurs, ainsi qu’aux doctorants munis d’une lettre d’introduction de leur directeur de thèse, adressée à la directrice de l’unité (en utilisant le courriel bib.epigraphique@vjf.cnrs.fr).

Useful information tools

• 10 reading hall seats
• 2 information stations
• 1 scanner
The library currently has a printed catalogue. A digital catalogue will soon be available via the catalogue of the SUDOC.

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