Part of the documentary network of the University of Toulouse-II-Le Mirail, the central library was designed in 1997 by the architect Pierre Riboulet. It offers a collection of about 600 000 items in the fields taught at the university, mainly the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Built in 1970, renovated and restructured in 2000, the Bibliothèque universitaire de l’Arsenal offers 13 km of collections (40 % as free access), about 450,000 items and 5.000 periodicals in the fields taught at the university : Law, Economics, Politics, Management, Finance, ...
Heir to Toulouse Faculty of Medicine from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and later to the Faculty of Science founded in 1810, as part of the Université de Toulouse, Paul Sabatier University was established under its present name and organisation in 1969. It offers a multidisciplinary training in the sciences, health, engineering and sports.
The Bibliothèque de Toulouse includes the Médiathèque José Cabanis, The Bibliothèque d'Etude et du Patrimoine and twenty of so district libraries. Its history started in the 18th century. At that time, the growth of its collections on both quantitative and qualitative levels was so hudge that the library came to be ranked in 1897 and relocated in 1935 on Périgord lane in the building constructed by the architect Jean Montariol.