CRHIA Library

The CRHIA library brings together more than 35,000 books specializing in history, including books, periodicals (around fifteen subscriptions in progress) and university memoirs. The collections relate to the four historical periods (ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary) and more specifically explore the themes developed within the CRHIA, namely:
  • atlantic and maritime history
  • history of international relations
  • history of Europe
  • history of migrations
  • history of slavery
All documents from the CRHIA library are referenced on Nantilus, the online documentary portal of the Nantes University Library.

Opening hours

Monday 8h30 - 12h00 13h00 - 17h00
Tuesday 8h30 - 12h00 13h00 - 17h00
Wednesday 8h30 - 12h00 closed
Thursday 8h30 - 12h00 13h00 - 17h00
Friday 8h30 - 12h00 closed
Our schedules are subject to change, we invite you to consult the calendar of openings. (Click on "Human and social sciences").

Consultation :

The library is accessible to all. The consultation is free.
The collections are freely accessible in the reading room, and on request for archived documents.
To consult the documents kept in stores, please contact the librarians.

Loan terms :

The loan is reserved for :
  • UFR History, History of art and Archeology students
  • IGARUN students
  • Professors of the University of Nantes
  • staff of the University of Nantes

Certain documents are excluded from the loan, in particular memoirs, kept in stores and only available for consultation on site.

Licences 1,2,3 2 documents for 14 days
Masters 4 documents for 28 days
PhD 10 documents for 28 days
CRHIA Staff 10 documents                             for 56 days                            

Loans cannot be extended and we do not offer Interlibrary Loan (ILL).


  • 28 seats
  • 6 places in the group work room
  • 2 posts dedicated to documentary research
  • 3 places in the reading corner
  • wi-fi


Anyone can make an acquisition suggestion, either by email or through the filing cabinet left for this purpose at the library reception.

CRHIA teacher-researchers are invited to submit their acquisition requests by email to the two librarians: nathalie.vaillant2 [at] and [at]

Itinerary to this place Nouveau Tertre : bâtiment central (C) UFR Histoire, histoire de l'art et archéologie, UFR Psychologie, UFR Sociologie, SUL - i-FLE, laboratoire CRHIA
Chemin de la Censive du Tertre
44000 Nantes
Mis à jour le 29 June 2020.