Can my partner use the library?
Partners of faculty, participants and staff can use our libraries free of charge; they just need to register in person at the Library’s Information Desk.
Are INSEAD Libraries open to the public?
Access to the Library is restricted to INSEAD members.
Temporary access may be granted to professors, students (masters level or higher) if they meet certain criteria. Please visit our Visitor page for important information and procedure.
What if I switch campuses?
You will have access to the same resources and services, whichever campus you’re on. Please be sure to return your books to your home library before switching campuses.
Are there group study/meeting spaces in the libraries?
The Doriot Library has about 100 seats at study tables. In addition, group study space is available on the 2nd mezzanine level (Interview Suite) outside of On Campus Recruitment periods, during OCR, priority is given to interviews.
The Tanoto Library has close to a hundred personal study spaces and 16 open access computers.
The library in Abu Dhabi has 30 seats and 2 open access computers.
You do not need to log in to the catalogue to search the libraries’ collection, only to perform certain functions: renew a book, put a book on hold (reservation), view your search and reading history…
Your login is the 5 or 6 digit number on the back of your INSEAD ID badge. Use the same number for both the username and the password (the password can be modified later if you wish). If the connection fails, or if you forgot your password, please contact us! Should you lose and replace your badge, let the library know so your account can be updated.
How long can I borrow items for? How many books can I borrow?
Library registration with a valid INSEAD card is necessary to borrow any items.
Our loan policy is as follows:
|Number of loans||Loan period||Renewal|
|Faculty / PhD / Research Staff||20 items||2 months||5|
|EMBA / Executive (long programmes)||10 items||2 months||1|
|MBA||10 items||3 weeks||1|
|Staff / Partner||10 items||3 weeks||1|
|Alumni||5 items||1 month||0|
|Executives (short programmes)||5 items||3 days||0|
|Libraries||10 items||1 month||1|
|External||5 items||3 weeks||0|
Can I renew my book online?
Yes, books can be renewed in the library catalogue. You must be logged in to renew your books (see above How do I log in to the Library Catalogue?).
How do I request a book that is on loan to someone else?
Books can be reserved in the Library Catalogue.
At the prompt, log in to your account using the 5 or 6 digit number in the back of your INSEAD badge for both username and password.
Choose the copy you wish to reserve. On the “Confirm Holds” page, you can fill in the “Not needed after” date. Click on “Place hold” to submit your request.
Can I request a book for purchase?
Yes, suggestions are welcome.
Can I read ebooks on my phone?
Yes. A user guide is available here.
How can I find INSEAD Cases or books and articles written by INSEAD Professors ?
INSEAD articles, books and our PhD thesis are indexed in our catalogue. The Libraries only keeps print inspection of cases, you can find them in the Catalogue. All other information about cases can be found on this page: http://cases.insead.edu/publishing/case-distributors
You may also ask a question by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I search for books off-campus?
Can I access databases off-campus?
Some resources will require an additional login, follow the steps indicated on the database page.
Off campus access problems: “This connection is untrusted”. What should I do?
Depending on your browser, you may see a security alert. You can safely proceed to the next step.
Can I do research on my mobile?
Many of our databases now provide mobile access. If available, the mobile version will be automatically proposed by the vendor at the very first connection.
Do I keep access to the library resources after graduation?
Due to the contractual agreements we sign, the databases listed on our website are reserved for currently enrolled students.
INSEAD Alumni who are part of an IAA Alumni association can access the Business Source Alumni database via MyINSEAD platform.
Read more about Alumni Library privileges.
How can I get help with my assignment, job interview preparation, research paper or dissertation?
To get started, consult the online guides and short videos.
Cannot find what you need? Contact us!