The University Libraries accompany you throughout your studies. A library is not just a place to borrow books! It is also:
A team who
- Welcomes you from Monday to Saturday;
- Answers your questions;
- Guides you through the libraries;
- Advises you in your information research on site or remotely;
- Collects your buying suggestions.
- 400,000 paper books;
- Digital documentation (e-books, scientific articles, databases);
- Language methods and tests (TOEIC);
- Comics, manga, novels, travel guides;
- Documentary DVDs.
- Fully equipped group workrooms (plug sockets, white boards, digital tables);
- Cabled individual seats;
- Computer workstations;
- Rest areas with couches and armchairs;
- Coffee areas.
Finally, many services including:
- The loan of small equipment (staplers, white board kits, network cables);
- An online catalogue to find paper or digital documents from the library or from your home, 24/7;
- The Affluences platform to know the available seats and book group workrooms;
- A dedicated website to inform you and contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the library opening hours?
During standard periods, the libraries of the Orléans campus open from 8 am to 8 pm and the Bourges library opens from 8 am to 6 pm. The Library of Sciences opens from 8 am to 10 pm Monday through Thursday.
During academic holidays, libraries open from 9 am to 5 pm. In May and June, libraries are open from 8 am to 7 pm.
During periods of Covid-19 pandemic, libraries are open from 8 am to 6 pm.
Where are the libraries located?
On the Orléans campus, you wil find the Science, Humanities, and Law Libraries:
- University Library of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
6 rue de Tours
45072 Orléans cedex 02
- University Library of Sciences, Technology and Sports
9 rue de St Amand
45072 Orléans cedex 02
- University Library of Law, Economics and Management
7 rue de Blois
5072 Orléans cedex 02
There is also a University Library on the Bourges campus:
- University Library of the Bourges University Centre
72 rue de Turly
In addition, each University site has its own library. You can find all the addresses and contacts of these libraries on the SCD directory.
How can I access the libraries via public transport?
- To get to the Library of Humanities, take the tramway line A or the bus line 7 and stop at the “L’Indien” station;
- To get to the Library of Sciences, take the tramway line A or the bus line 7 and stop at the “Parc Floral” station;
- To get to the Library of Law, take the tramway line A, the bus line 1 or 7 and stop at the “Université” station;
- To get to the Bourges Library, take the bus line B and stop at the “Jules Verne” station or take the bus line 7 and stop at the “De Lattre” station.
What are the services offered by the libraries?
It is possible to register at the library without being a student of the University of Orléans and thus benefit from the services offered by the University Libraries (BU). See the registration conditions.
In addition, the University Library allows you to borrow documents form other libraries thanks to the PEB service (loan between libraries).
Finally, you can benefit from various databases to which the libraries are subscribed.
How can I come to the libraries given the health circumstances?
Students must book their place on the Affluences platform in order to borrow or return documents and to have a place to work to take a class or pass an exam.
Affluences sends a confirmation attesting to the student’s reservation an allowing him or her to go to the library or to go home after being at the library.
How can I contact the library?
To get in touch with someone working at the library, you can use the SCD directory.
If you wish to make a special request, various forms are at your disposal:
- For a information request or a buying suggestion, please use this form;
- For a request of loan between libraries, please use this form;
- For a request for help with documentary research (support with research itself, research methodology, the selection of online resources, suggestions of bibliographical references …) please use this form.
A presentation of the Orléans University Libraries:
A question on the Affluences platform? We answer you with this video:
A video on the libraries’ digital resources: