Since the BULAC's creation, constantly updating our multi-script catalogue has always been a major priority for us. This catalogue now integrates the search function and the bibliographic description of works in non-Latin characters in two forms:
The online catalogue does not yet cover all languages because of current difficulties in entering text in certain scripts.
Also the original characters are not present on a systematic basis as they were included at different times according to the language concerned. The use of transliterations when searching is therefore still advisable.
Our card catalogues which are still on our library premises remain helpful for users looking for older documents.
With these you can particularly search for:
The BULAC offers a digitization service for documents dating from before 1922 (identified by a coloured icon in the online catalogue).
You can make digitization or reproduction requests with the catalogue by using your reader account.
To do so, you first need to have pre-registered [link to "Pre-register online "].
You will receive a price quote for all requests for copies (cost per page of the original document: 0.40€ from 1 to 20 pages; 0.25€ over 20 pages).
Documents are digitized in 3 to 5 days following our reception of your payment.
Please note that the library may have to refuse a reproduction request particularly if:
With the BULAC's inter-library loans service (PEB) you can get documents from the BULAC via your home library or obtain reproductions of those documents. Please note that this service is only available for documents which are physically located at the BULAC.
The cost of this service depends on the current prices and is as follows:
If the book or document you require is not available at the BULAC please look in other libraries in the Île-de-France region or the rest of France such as:
You can contact us for any other question.
The BULAC is continually looking to develop links with institutions in France or abroad (universities, libraries, academic societies, research institutions, etc.) in relation to the Library's centres of interest regarding documents.
In countries where editorial monitoring is a complex process, these partnerships provide the BULAC with precious publishing information along with opportunities to exchange documents which are unavailable through commercial networks.
Partnership proposals are made by sending a profile sheet indicating the future correspondent's identity and expectations and possible reciprocal offers. Documents exchanges are based on the principle of one title of equivalent intellectual or financial value being sent in exchange for another (monograph or periodical). Here is the list of our main partners.
The BULAC can offer in exchange:
Reference librarians in specialist fields
If you have specific questions on a given subject, please contact the librarian in charge of that field. If there is not a specialist reference librarian in your field, please contact the head librarian.