Before your visit

Please pre-register online  

BULAC is open to anybody aged over 18 and there is no entrance fee.

It is free to registration with the BULAC but there are two steps to registering:

  • First step, on line: 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.  

 

With your registration, you can take better advantage of the BULAC catalogue. Via your reader account, you can create lists of lists de references, suggest purchases and request digital document copies.  

Pre-registration:

Pre-registration accepted : Your identifier is ... To finalize your registration please do not forget to bring:  

  • Your student card or professional card  
  • Your identity card   

After your registration...

 

Students from other countries  

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 / researchers from other countries  

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

  • reserve your place in the library;
  • 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 [at] bulac.fr.  

 

Authorized teachers/researchers from other countries  

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 Paris Diderot;
  • The École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) [The French School of Asian Studies];
  • 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 [at] bulac.fr

 


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