CSL hosts in its own library around 2300 specialized books covering fields like

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Optics
  • Physics
  • Space Technology
  • Vacuum Technology
  • Mechanics


The research center clusters the biggest collection of journals in the field of optics of the University of Liege. It is member of the Optical Society of America and of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) for which at least 500 conferences are documented covering many various fields of fundamental modern optics.


All CSL series are indexed in the General Library Catalogue of the University of Liege.


Many European Space Agency publications (symposiums, proceedings, technical reports, workshop summaries) are also held by the CSL either on paper or CD-ROM supports.


All the training course reports, Master Thesis or PhD thesis presented at CSL are kept and at the disposal of everyone.


It has to be outlined that the library plays a major part in the CSL seminars organization and in the dispatching of information inside the University intranet and our partner relationship.



Contact(s) : Florence DEFRAIGNE