imprimer (nouvelle fenêtre)

Reading room

Practical information


In all correspondance, make sure that you specify following :

  • Your adress       
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email adress
  • As much detail as possible about your request (date, shelf mark, name of municipality, etc.)

Reading room adress

Archives départementales de Seine-et-Marne
248, avenue Charles Prieur
77190 Dammarie-lès-Lys
Tél. :

For contact by email or post

Conseil Général de Seine-et-Marne
Archives départementales de Seine-et-Marne
Hôtel du Département
77010 Melun cedex
Email : contacts

Retour au menu

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17h00

Note : the reading room is closed the last Friday of the month.

Document ordering hours

Orders are made from 09:00 to 11:50, and then from 12:50 to 16:30.

Readers in the reading room can order up to 5 documents per half-day.

Retour au menu


To access the documents consultation areas, you must be registered as a reader.

The reader's card is issued free of charge at the departmental archives on presentation of an official ID document (national ID card, passport, driving licence, residence permit). The library card must be renewed every calendar year and is non-transferrable.

The reading room has its own internal regulation (287 Ko), displayed in the room itself and sent to every reader on registration.

Retour au menu


Cloakrooms and luggage offices, mandatory, are available to the public. Ask the reading room reception staff for a locker key.

Retour au menu

Reading room contacts

Reading room officers

The reading room officers are responsable for welcoming and assisting readers. They ensure that the internal regulations (287 Ko) are adhered to and carry out searches in response to requests made by mail/email.

Readers may approach the reading room officers for :

Retour au menu

Room presidency

The reading room president handles registrations of new readers and sets the rules to be followed for proper operation of the reading room.

Readers may approach the reading room president for :

  • their registration,
  • scientific assistance (research methods to be followed, useful sources etc.),
  • application for an exemption, necessary for the consultation of certain documents
  • authorization to reuse public information held in the archives.
Retour au menu

Consultation areas

The reading room consists of several document consultation areas (total capacity 80 people):

Research area

It used for consultation of inventories of collections and the usual documentation.

FIND OUT MORE : explore the methodological tips and help under menu item "Research tools"

Retour au menu

Paper area

Vue de l'espace papier de la salle de lecture des archives départementales

The paper area is for consultation of original archive documents. The documents can be photographed  under certain conditions in an area reserved for that purpose.

For document consultation in the best conservation and readability conditions, the following are made available to readers: magnifying glasses, lecterns, gloves, weights, neutral cardboard bookmarks, pencils ...

FIND OUT MORE : consult the viewing rules in the Reader's Guide 

Retour au menu

Digital area

Vue de l'espace numérique de la salle de lecture des Archives départementales

This area is used to access scanned archive documents, the website and the  BRIARD database.

Readers can use the digital viewer to change their reading parameters (contrast, brightness, magnification) and to print their selections under certains conditions

WIFI is available in the room on request from the reception team

Retour au menu

The microfilm room

Vue de la salle des microfilms

This room offers free consultation of microfilms and analyses carried out by  genealogy associations.

Some microfilm readers allow the reading parameters to be changed (contrast, brightness, magnification) and documents to be reproduced under certains conditions.

Retour au menu

A shop offers the publications of the Directorate of Departmental Archives, Heritage and Museums for sale.


  • Le Guide du lecteur
    Informations pratiques et conseils pour mener des recherches aux Archives départementales