Created and developed at the initiative of the museum’s first curators, the library now comprises extensive and specialised collections that include almost 10,000 works, mostly relating to the museum’s collections.
Works about archaeology, the arts, museology, history and the history of Normandy line the shelves of the library.
- An ancient Normandy collection, which includes numerous works by local historians, sometimes autographed and annotated by famous archaeologists (Achille Deville, Abbot Cochet, Léon de Vesly...)
- Over 2000 catalogues of exhibitions and collections from museums in France and abroad
- A large numismatic collection
- A collection relating to the study and history of glass, from antiquity through to the Renaissance period
- A professional collection relating to museology, conservation and restoration
- A general collection relating to history and the history of art
- Various specialist archaeology journals
As the library’s catalogue is currently only partially digitised, a paper document (subject and author entries) is always available for readers.
The library is intended first and foremost for scientific staff from museums, and also welcomes students and individuals by appointment:
From Monday to Friday, between 9am and 12.30pm, and 1.30pm and 5pm