At the library


The library premises and opening hours 

The BULAC mainly serves students, researchers and teachers but it is also open to other members of the public with an interest in our specialist collections... as long as they register

The BULAC is on three floors:         
  • The ground floor is mainly for students and contains basic and more general documents.        
  • The garden level is for more advanced students, teachers and researchers. It contains more specialized and in-depth documents books and journals up to research level.
  • The Reserve section is also on this floor.         

The mezzanine hosts workstations for audiovisual documents and self-training in languages along with an international "Kiosque" area devoted to the news with print journals, digital resources and world news databases. 

The library hosts 910 work places with electric mains supply and Internet links, language self-training workstations, an audiovisual space and work rooms.

Please note that the BULAC does not have a wifi connection so we advise you to bring your own Ethernet cable although cables can be lent out from the ground floor reception desk as long as stocks are available.

The library provides 40 laptop computeurs available for being borrowed on-site for day.


Getting to the BULAC 65, rue des Grands Moulins – 75013 Paris 

  • Metro: line 14, stop at "Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand".
  • RER C: stop at "Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand". 
  • Buses: 27, 62, 89, 132, 325, N131.
  • Tramway: T3, get off at "Avenue de France."     
  • Google maps    


The opening hours at the BULAC are as follows:

  • Free access collections: from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.
  • Access may be limited to the ground floor and its collections at certain times.
  • The Reserve collections of rare and precious books:from Monday to Saturday from 2 pm to 5 pm.    
Night library: exclusively reserved to :
  • students doing a "master 2" degree,
  • doctoral students,
  • teachers or researchers from the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3) and Paris Diderot (Paris 7) universities, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales ("School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences" - EHESS) and the French National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO); 

The BULAC is closed on: The 1st of January, 6th of April, 1st of May, 8th of May, 9th of May, 14th of May, 25th of May, 14th of July, 15th of August and 11th of November 2015.   

Annual closure: From the 8th of August to the 31st of August 2015 inclusive.

End of year: The library is closed from 24th of December at 6pm to the 4th of January at 10am.




Le Carreau de la BULAC, carnet de recherches sur

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