From One Library to Another: the New Robert de Sorbon Library of the University of Reims

Carine El Bekri-Dinoird


The new Robert de Sorbon library opened its doors in September 2006. The county of Champagne Ardenne managed the planning of the new building. The project focused on a totally new way of running this library and affirmed its structural role on the campus. The ambition was to make the future library the reference centre of the university and a real support to education and research. This library is also one of the first libraries in France to adopt high environmental quality as a global approach.


Academic libraries; new build; France; Robert de Sorbon library

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