Tours open to everyoneTours offered by the Library are for:
- New visitors
- Adults undergoing professional training and their trainers
- Beneficiaries of social welfare centres and associations and their attendants
- Librarians and documentalists
- Senior school and technical training students (accompanied by a teacher).
- ... And for all visitors, curious to know more about the Library!
Types of tours offered
The Library offers tour of its thematic areas, collections and services as well as guided tours of its exhibitions.
Tours of the Library without reservation
Tours of the Library on reservation
General tours to have an overview of the Library
its thematic areas
its research tools: classification, documentary portal...
Choose one of two formats: general tours one hour long or detailed tours two hours long.
Visits centred around a thematic area, a service or a specific collection of the Library
This presentation can be combined - or not – with a general tour of the Bpi.
For visitors who work with students, the Bpi also offers flexible tours, adapted to their needs and centres of interest (working on a practical project, for example), to accompany groups in the discovery of the resources of the Library and to initiate them to conducting research in its collections. The Audience Development Service can also design customised projects in collaboration with visitors in a few sessions.
Guided tours of the exhibits of the BpiEvery year, the Bpi holds an exhibition. On this occasion, guided tours are offered free of charge either in the morning for groups (on reservation) or during Library opening hours for individuals (without reservation).
Documents to help prepare and assist your tour are available (tour booklet, pedagogical guide, and a downloadable audio-guide for smartphones).
Group tours: mornings before 12 am from Monday to Friday, except on Tuesdays.
Hours for tours on reservation
Individual tours: mornings or afternoons, from Monday to Friday, except on Tuesdays.
All tours are free of charge.
For tours on reservation, you have two options:
Information and reservations
- Send us an e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 01 44 78 13 83