Polytechnique students and staff can borrow laptops to use in the Library for 4 hours, 24 hours or 72 hours. MS Office, Antidote (a grammar checker and writing assistant in French and English), and the bibliographic management tool EndNote are installed on these computers.
The members of the Polytechnique community can use the Library workstations by signing in with their ID and password. The walk-in users can request a guest account at the Circulation Desk to be able to use the workstations. This account will be valid for the day.
Some instructors set aside certain mandatory or recommended materials in the Course Reserves, located behind the Circulation Desk. For a list of these documents, enter the course code or name in the Sofia discovery tool, under the Course reserves tab. If you do not know the acronym or the name of your course, find it in Répertoire des cours et horaires (in French only).
To borrow a document on reserve, show your Polytechnique ID card at the Circulation Desk and ask for the document by mentioning its call number. See also our Borrowing guide.
It is possible to borrow materials from other universities. See our Borrowing guide for information on how to borrow from different institutions.
The documents required for research and teaching that are not part of the Library collection can be obtained by Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Consult the guide for details concerning registration, access, and document requests.
Your book purchase suggestions are greatly valued by the library, as they allow us to better serve all our client’s needs. You can send us your book title suggestions by filling out this electronic form.
Sofia Discovery tool
Any type of document
Did you know that you can easily find a book, an article or any other type of document in the Library collection?You can access all our documents in print or electronic format throughSofia, our discovery tool.