The castle-observatory of Abbadia is more than a simple observation site. Antoine d'Abbadie's wish was also to make it a research center, a laboratory where searchers work. For this, a library filled with books and international journals related to the work done in Abbadia has found its place in the building.
In particular, the library of Abbadia must own the catalogs of stars published by the other
observatories: the catalog realized in Abbadia is not isolated, it is connected to the other
catalogs which, each one, describes a part of the sky, the one that is best observable from
the observation site. After the death of Antoine d'Abbadie, the library was mainly fed by the
astronomy books necessary for the work of the observers of Abbadia: ephemerides and catalogs
of stars to find the stars to observe to improve the positions.
In order to allow easy access to the library, a digital library is planned. Many books are already available in digital form. Below are links to existing digital works.