Alain Desrosières Insee library

The Alain Desrosières Insee library welcomes any public wishing to consult its collections, in the reading room located in the Head Office building.

Dernière mise à jour le : 21/09/2021

You may consult:

  • rich and old collections in the fields of statistics, demography, economy and social sciences;
  • publications from the French official statistical system’s;
  • foreign statistical collections thanks to a longstanding tradition of international exchanges. This is one of the most important statistical documentary resources in Europe.

The heritage character of these collections comes from both their historic depth (statistical series over long time periods, from the beginning of 19th century) and the rarity of some documents that are, difficult to find in France and in Europe (for example, the population censuses of United States at the late 19th century, for example). The oldest document was published in 1720 and some other documents contains statistical graphs (age pyramids) drawn and coloured by hand.

To check the availability of an item, to make sure the library has the useful resources for your research or to plan your visit at the library: Contact us