In March, come and enjoy the library!

Open by appointment, from Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)

The Institut pour la photographie aims to support publishing and books in all their forms. The Library is a free place of information and resources on the history of photography for all audiences.

It houses the collections of Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq, a historian of photography, acquired in 2018, and Lucien Birgé, a collector who donated more than 25 000 documents.

It currently has over 7 500 documents (general and thematic anthologies, monographs, theoretical works, periodicals, old collections, youth section) available on site from Tuesday to Sunday and referenced online through a digital portal, created with the CRP/ (Douchy-les-Mines), Diaphane (Clermont-de-l’Oise), Château Coquelle (Dunkerque) and Destin Sensible (Mons-en-Baroeul) referencing the work of the local actors.

As part of the works at the Institute for Photography, the library is closed to the public until it reopens in 2026. Until then, you can :

Check our online catalog