Actions for specific audiences

Through its programme of donations of documents, the Bpi supports social missions for specific audiences.


In partnership with the Office of Social Policies and Insertion of the Division of Penitentiary Administration, the Bpi offers all of the libraries of French penitentiaries, with the support of nearby territorial libraries, by agreement, documents that have been weeded out of its collections. In 2013, over 6000 documents were reallocated to 36 penitentiaries.

L’Ecole Sous l’Arbre Humanitaire

The Public Information Library supports the association “L’Ecole Sous l’Arbre humanitaire”, founded in April 2004, on projects to create libraries and reading rooms in five countries of West Africa (Cameroon, Niger, Burkina Faso, Benin and Central African Republic). Since June 2013, the Bpi has reallocated over 1600 documents to this association.

Social associations

Since the beginning of 2014, the Public Information Library allows social associations to receive donations of documents that have been weeded out of its collections. To date, ten of these associations have concluded agreements with the Library.