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Bibliothèque nationale de France

Address: Bibliothèque nationale de France, SINDBAD, Quai Francois Mauriac, 75706 Paris cedex 13
Telephone: 33 (0)1-53-79-55-00, from Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 5.00pm
Publications: Bibliographie nationale Français (1976-, 26pa)

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Centre Des Archives D'outre-Mer

Address: Archives Nationales, 29 chemin du Moulin Detesta, F-13090 Aix-en-Provence, France
Telephone: +33-42-26-43-21
Fax: +33-42-26-84-59
Year of foundation: 1962

Official depository for French Austral and Antarctic Territories and for other materials concerning state and private activities in the polar regions

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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Laboratoire De Glaciologie Et Géophysique De l'Environnement

Address: Rue Molière - B.P. 96, 38402 St-Martin-D'Heres Cedex, France
Telephone: +33-76 82 42 75 or 76
Fax: +33-76 82 42 01
Year of foundation: Started in 1959 (IGY).

The library specializes only in geophysics, glaciology, meteorology, hydrology and oceanography.

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Fonds Polaire Bibliothéque Centrale du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Address: 38 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris, France
Telephone: +33-1-40 79 36 47
Fax: +33-1-40 79 36 56

The library is open for everybody.

Specialized bibliographies can be prepared for the users. Interlibrary loan. Copying and microfilming facilities.

Collection is multidisciplinary according to the aims of the Center: earth and ocean sciences, life sciences, human sciences as well as engineering devoted to the Arctic and Subarctic regions (and Antarctic to a smaller extent).

The Northern Siberian department has more than 10,000 titles and includes 25,000 pages translated from Russian to French.

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Institut Français Pour La Recherche Et La Technologie Polaire


The library has been transferred to Paris at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

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