Social worker

The Bpi is a member of the Vivre Ensemble Mission which groups together thirty or so cultural establishments, and has made undertakings for several years with intermediaries and audiences in the social field to offer collections and services that meet their needs as best as possible.   

Contact :
Visitor Development and Communication Service
developpement.publics@bpi.fr
+ 33 (0)1 44 78 44 45

► Download the information brochure for intermediaries in the social field

► Also look at the Centre Pompidou’s offer for intermediaries in the social field

Photo visites, Bpi

Tour the library

The library organises tours free of charge for your groups all year, on booking, suited to the needs of everyone: general tours or focussing on a space (Independent Learning, Everyday Life, Press…), themed pathways (men/women equality, health, art and committed artists…

To book a visit, please fill the following form

l'intérieur de l'exposition Riad Sattouf
Exposition Riad Sattouf, l’écriture dessinée ©Bpi

Cultural mediations


The Bpi offers adapted mediations to make people discover the major events of its cultural programming.

Visits to exhibitions, drawing, writing or artistic expression workshops, meeting with an author, digital workshops and video games…

Subscribe to the social field newsletter to find out about upcoming mediations and register a group.

atelier de conversation à la Bpi

Refugees and migrants

The Bpi unconditionally welcomes migrants who can, among other things, learn French, find out about the procedures for accessing health care, or even find attentive listening within the duty periods and workshops.

Atelier de la Bpi
© Voyez-vous

Precarious students

Students represent more than two thirds of the public at the Bpi. Some services may be of particular interest to those who are experiencing financial difficulties or who feel isolated.

deux personnes en entretien dans la Bpi
© Bpi

People in very precarious situations

At the Bpi, homeless or precarious people can meet partner associations that listen to them, inform them and guide them. It is also possible to consult the Internet, watch television, recharge a mobile phone.

usagers participants à un atelier numérique

People struggling with digital

The Bpi accompanies its users deprived of digital technology towards the use of these tools during individual sessions or collective workshops.

© Bpi

People looking for a job

In partnership with the Cité des Métiers, the Bpi offers a set of workshops promoting the resumption of professional activity.

The Self-training service also provides access to methods for training in CV writing and job search, or for learning and reviewing basic knowledge.

And of course, many documents are available in the Employment, training, orientation space, at level 1 of the Bpi.

People in prison

  • Books donations

The documents removed from the collections and in good condition are donated to the penitentiary centers within the framework of a partnership with the management of the penitentiary administration.

  • Mediations

On the other hand, mediations on the collections of the Bpi and in connection with the cultural program take place within the prisons of Ile-de-France.