Practical informations

The Berthelot resource pole includes a specialized library, a phototheque and an inscriptheque (epigraphic library). It is an interface between the editorial poles, the research activities, the library and the teaching activities of the University of Poitiers.

Recent developments

An heraldry database and a digital library currently being set up.



Medievalists, students, local authorities, museums and heritage services, publishers, etc. ; any member of the public curious to discover a particular item in the database.



  • Carlos del Cueto / Library
  • Estelle Ingrand-Varenne / Inscriptheque
  • Chrystel Lupant / Phototheque
  • Carolina Sarrade / Phototheque
  • Jean-PIerre Brouard / Photograph



Basement of the Hotel Berthelot, 24 rue de la Chaîne in Poitiers


Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm free access to the work room

For any special request the team is at your disposal from 8am to 5pm


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