Hours: open Monday–Saturday, hours vary by location (check website for details)
Location: Medicine and odontology:12, rue de l’École de Médecine (6th arrondissement, Metro: Odéon); pharmacology, biology, and cosmetology: 4, avenue de l’Observatoire (6th arrondissement, RER: Port-Royal or Luxembourg)
Access: Accessible to external researchers with written proof and justification for research
Website address: http://www.biusante.parisdescartes.fr/histoire/index.php
Paris’s interuniversity health library (BIU Santé) holds a collection consisting of more than 100,000 volumes of old and rare books which date back to the 16th century, such as incunabula, manuscripts, dissertations, dictionaries, and journals. Subject strengths include anatomy, botany, dermatology, epidemiology and infectious diseases, homeopathy, history of medicine, ophthalmology, pharmacology, psychology, somatology, and surgery. The library also specializes in digitization, and has published full-text electronic editions of the works of Hippocrates, Galen, and others.