Publié : 24.07.2021, mis à jour: 31.08.2021 à 17:02

How to come to the library?

The library is open, we are delighted to welcome you !

Hall du Pôle des langues et civilisations

Hall du Pôle des langues et civilisations (Grégoire Maisonneuve / BULAC)

Online pre-registration

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BULAC is open to anybody aged over 18 and there is no entrance fee. It is free to registrate with BULAC but there are two steps to registering:

  • First step, online: please pre-register on our website. If you have been unable to pre-register before coming to the library, you can use the computer terminals in the library entrance to do this.  
  • Second step, at the BULAC: your registration will be finalized by our librarians who will then give you your library card. When you get to the BULAC, please go to the "Inscriptions" (Registrations) desk in the entrance hall.  

Please note that the following documents will be requested at the library to finalize your registration:

  • If you are a student: your valid student card (with photo);  
  • If you are teacher or researcher: your professional identity card (with photo) or an equivalent official document accompanied by an identity card (with photo);
  • if applicable please also bring your accreditation letter from the administration of one of the BULAC's founding establishments.

Once your pre-registration has been accepted, you can finalize your registration at the library with your student card or professional card, or your identity card.  

Customers

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Entrée de la BULAC

Entrée de la BULAC (Grégoire Maisonneuve / BULAC)

Students from other countries

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Students from other countries registered with the BULAC can visit the open access areas of the library and order up to 10 documents a day to be brought out from our collections. Please note that the BULAC always has many visitors and you are recommended to arrive when the library opens.

Teachers or researchers from other countries

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When your registration is finalized at the BULAC, you will also be able to:

  • reserve your place in the library (dispensation);
  • use a carrel - one or two-place offices situated on the garden level. These can be reserved online using your reader account without coming to the library depending on the number of places available. We advise you to book as early as possible;
  • order documents day to be brought out from our collections (up to 10 documents a day in the library and 60 a day if you have a carrel place) in direct access or by pre-ordering.

Authorized teachers or researchers from other countries

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If you are invited by one of the nine organizations belonging to the GIP BULAC (BULAC Public Interest Group), you benefit from an accreditation which gives you the right to borrow documents (5 in 21 days). The accreditation is given by a GIP member institution (and approved by its president/director or a laboratory director) to a teacher or researcher from France or other countries who is invited to that institution for at least a semester.

 

The GIP member institutions are:

  • Université Pantheon-Sorbonne;
  • Université Sorbonne Nouvelle;
  • Université Paris-Sorbonne ;
  • Université de Paris;
  • The École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) [The French School of AsianStudies];
  • The École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) [School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences];
  • The École pratique des hautes études (EPHE);
  • The Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO) [French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations];
  • The Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) [French National Centre for Scientific Research].  

When your registration is finalized at the BULAC, you will also be able to:

  • reserve your place in the library (dispensation);
  • use a carrel - one or two-place offices situated on the garden level. These can be reserved online using your reader account without coming to the library depending on the number of places available. We advise you to book as early as possible;
  • order documents day to be brought out from our collections (up to 10 documents a day in the library and 60 a day if you have a carrel place) in direct access or by pre-ordering.

The BULAC's Education and Research Coordination (Coordination Enseignement et Recherche) mission provides personalized service for people in those fields: enseignement-recherche@bulac.fr.

With your reader card

Access to library catalogue

Postes dédiés à la recherche dans le catalogue de la BULAC

Postes dédiés à la recherche dans le catalogue de la BULAC (Grégoire Maisonneuve / BULAC).

As soon as you receive your reader card (having visited the Bulac to finish your registration) you can get access to the documents in our collections. Requests to consult books are made using the library catalogue. When you log in using your reader account :

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  • In advance: you can order documents in advance - up to 15 days before you come to the library. Your documents will be made available at the reception desk on the garden level and should be returned to the same place when you leave the library.
  • At the library: you can order books for immediate delivery from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 18:15 pm. Your documents will be made available 45 minutes after your request has been registered at the reception desk on the garden level. They should be returned to the same place when you leave the library 

You can order up to 10 documents per day (and 60 documents if you are a teacher/researcher from another country and have reserved a carrel place). If you have not finished consulting your documents at the end of your day, you can have 5 put aside for you for a period of 6 days at the office were you brought them back to. They will be given back to you when you come back to the library and after the 6 day period they will be put back on the shelves.

Access to documents in the library reserve section

Salle de lecture - Réserve de la BULAC

Salle de la Réserve (Grégoire Maisonneuve / BULAC)

The Reserve section reading room is dedicated to the consultation of documents made directly available in the room or kept in the collections along with fragile documents or documents whose format requires special handling. We have a wealth of several thousands of volumes including the manuscript collection, ancient prints and our most precious works. If you wish to consult this type of document, it is best to prepare your visit by letting us know which documents you require (you may consult one document at a time). Please log into your personal account and which documents you wish to consult via the catalogue. You can request 3 documents per day jour. Before making your request, please remember to check whether the documents are available in digital or microfilm format.