Documents available at the BU Villejean Santé

Medecine, basic sciences, dentistry, pharmacy, health culture....
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Type of classification used

The books in the BU Villejean Santé are classified according to a simplified and adapted version of the NLM classification, where :

  • each field is represented by 2 letters

for example WM for Psychiatry.

  • each subject is represented by 2 numbers

for example WM 27 for Addictions.

Alexander Fleming Room under construction

In 2021 and 2022, the room is currently being refurbished (floor not laid, temporary layout).

Various technical interventions may temporarily disrupt access.

The completion of the renovation work is planned for 2022.

Documents avalaible in the rooms

Most of the books are in French.

EDN → EDN Preparation

Ground floor, Madeleine Brès room.

Training books for the EDN (former-ECNi) exams can be found at the entrance of the room: clinical cases, exercises, QCM, etc. Shelfmark WB 18.

They are presented in complete collections. Each book is available in several items.


Ground floor, Martin Winckler room.

With the presence of the SCELVA health resources centre in the library we can provide dictionaries and language methods, as well as foreign language books including DVDs and novels, and some foreign newspapers.


Ground floor, Madeleine Brès room.

The majority of the room's collections constits of textbooks, scientific monographs, essays, courses and consensus conferences grouped by speciality, of public health.  ( Shelfmarks  WA, WB etc.) to ophthalmology ( Shelfmark WW) and nursing ( Shelfmark WY).


Floor, Pierre Fauchard room.

From the collections of a former specialised library, the Odontology collection ( Shelfmark WU) contains mainly works for students, mostly in french and in several items, as well as some research works.

Professional orientation

Ground floor, Martin Winckler room.

The library has a collection of books, magazines and job descriptions to help you find your way through the health professions.


Floor, Pierre Fauchard room.

For pharmacy students, but also for medical students, all books dealing with drugs (QV): their pharmacological action, their manufacture, their marketing and the functioning of pharmacies.

We feature books to prepare for the pharmacy internship exams and scientific-level documentation on natural remedies and aromatherapy.

Health → Cultures of health

Ground floor, Martin Winckler room.

Here you will find comics, DVDs (fiction, TV shows, documentaries), novels that take place in a medical setting and testimonies from carers and patients.

National general newspapers and popular science journals are also available in this area..

Health → History of health

Ground floor, Martin Winckler room.

Collection presenting books dealing with the history of health in France and abroad, from Antiquity to the present day. Shelfmark WZ.

Basic sciences

Floor, Alexander Fleming room.

Books and manuals on subjects also known as pre-clinical subjects:
  • mathematics: Shelfmark QA
  • pathology: Shelfmark QZ
  • anatomy: Shelfmark QS
  • biochemistry: Shelfmark QU
  • and others.

The preparation books for the selection tests at the end of the first year in the PASS and LAS streams are integrated into each discipline and grouped by EU.


Books, journals (issues before 1960), theses and dissertations, and old books (published before 1920) can be requested at reception and brought to you in a few minutes.

Thematic index of the library