Social cohesion in public libraries

The Public Information Library seeks to set up the most inclusive form of reception possible, that is, by actively combating exclusion. Over and above beneficial neutrality, the inclusive approach considers that it is necessary to carry out positive actions for audiences who are far removed from culture and reading.

This section reflects the approaches of French public libraries in this sense and helps those who wish to set one up.

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​Bibliothèques dans la Cité

[Libraries in the City]  The issue of the social role of libraries arises ever more strongly in many public libraries. How can they contribute to renewing social links?


The mission Lecture et Handicapof the Bpi presents a number of devices and services in favour of the reception of handicapped users.

Digital inclusion

The development of electronic document resources in libraries poses a crucial problem: the training and mediation of users of these new research practices. This sector has thus become a major challeng…