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Saint-Charles library has been extensively modernized in recent years. Work in adapted, user-friendly premises, and benefit from a wide range of services: 348 seats, 60h30 weekly opening hours, multimedia space, wifi coverage, loan of tablets, group study room, photocopying and printing, equipment for the visually impaired, etc.

Accessibility information: contact the library or e-mail

Opening hours

Week 22: May 27 to June 02
Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

Useful info


1, Place Victor Hugo

13003 Marseille Cedex 3


Tel: 04 13 55 05 85

How to get there:

Metro and bus: gare Saint-Charles stop.

Please note: Aix-Marseille Université students and staff access campus with their AMU card. Users who do not have an AMU card must notify the library (by telephone or via the"Need help?" service) ahead of their first visit so as to ensure their entrance on campus.


43.3045, 5.37873

The collections at the Saint-Charles library are tailored to the courses offered on campus: Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The library also offers a wide range of general culture and leisure activities (training-employment, novels, comics, DVDs...).

Special features

Built in 1958 by architect Fernand Pouillon, Saint-Charles library is classified as a "20th century heritage site" by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

As the historic library of the Faculty of Science, Saint-Charles library has a heritage reserve and has been taking part in the "Journées du Patrimoine" (Heritage Days) since 2011. One of its most remarkable collections, the Flore du Docteur Poucel, was recently digitized and is now freely available for consultation.

Need help?

Do you have a question? A librarian will answer you immediately by chat or within 48 working hours by e-mail.

We mainly answer questions about AMU services, collections and research tools.


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