Consult INSEE document resources

The INSEE library is accessible to all those wishing to consult its collections in the reading room located in the Head Office building (INSEE Head Office Access Plan).

Dernière mise à jour le : 13/12/2017

Please note that because of the moving of INSEE's offices, the Insee library will be closed to the public from March 12th, 2018 until the end of 2018.
The answering to research requests will be yet maintained during this time.
For any question, please contact us at:

You may consult:

  • a rich choice of old collections in statistics, demographics, economics and social sciences,
  • publications from the French official statistics service.
  • foreign statistical collections thanks to a longstanding tradition of international exchanges, making this one of the largest collections of statistical documents in Europe.

These collections form a rich heritage thanks to their historic range (statistical series over long time periods going back as far as the early 19th century) and the rarity of certain documents that are difficult to find in France and Europe (US population censuses from the late 19th century, for example). The oldest publication dates back to 1720 and some documents contain statistical graphs (age pyramids, for example) drawn and coloured by hand.

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