The Cnam libraries and documentation Centers propose collections on all supports, in the fields of education and research of the establishment. They provide equipped workspaces for individuals or groups. Training is provided in information retrieval.
The central library of the Cnam houses a remarkable heritage collection, organized in four sections:
  • the old collection, consisting of some 8 000 volumes (XVth - XVIIIth century)
  • the XIXth century collection (some 20 000 documents and over one thousand periodical titles)
  • special collections
  • archives and manuscripts
Printed works are recorded in the library catalogue, manuscripts and archives in Calames.
A part of the heritage documents is accessible in our digital library, the Cnum (Conservatoire numérique des arts et métiers) .