Great news! From October 1st, you can study for evening and weekend in your university libraries!

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On October 1st 2021, extended opening hours will resume at BU Centre and BU Villejean Santé, and will start at BU Beaulieu!
Chouette ! J'étudie soir et week-end dans les BU - Université de Rennes 1. © Biografik
On 2021 October 1st, all three university libraries will be open until 10 pm. This is new for the BU Beaulieu: this extension of opening hours for this library is a test: it will only be renewed in 2022 if it is successful.


The extended opening hours are reserved for students, teachers and staff of the Université de Rennes 1, Rennes 2 university, EHESP, ENS, ENSCR, INSA Rennes and Sciences Po Rennes.


Extended evening and weekend opening hours are offered from Monday to Saturday inclusive, from October 1st to May 31th, except on public holidays and when the libraries are closed (end of year holidays, bank holidays).

  • The 3 academic libraries are open until 10pm from Monday to Saturday
  • Open from 1pm to 7pm on Sundays:
    • From October 1st to May 31th for the BU Centre
    • For 4 Sundays in spring 2022 for the BU Villejean Santé
    • No Sundays planned for the BU Beaulieu
  • Except for year-end closures, public holidays, etc.

The extended opening hours start at the usual closing time of the library: 7pm from Monday to Friday, 5.30pm on Saturday.

Seats bookable during extended hours

Some spaces are concerned, not the whole library:

  • BU Beaulieu: ground floor, including group study rooms
  • BU Centre: Patio (including group study rooms), ezzanine, room F, room G. After 7pm on weekdays, 5.30pm on Saturdays and from 1pm to 7pm on Sundays: access via 1, rue de la Borderie.
  • BU Villejean Santé: ground floor, Madeleine Brès room and Martin Winckler room

Access by reservation only

During extended opening hours, you must book your seat for all 3 libraries.

Book a seat via the seat reservation system (Libcal), using your institutional email address only.

+ More information on seat reservation

You must check in when you arrive.

For whom?

The extended opening hours are reserved for students, teachers and staff of :

  • the Université de Rennes 1 and Rennes 2 university
  • partner schools: ENSCR, ENS Rennes, Sciences Po Rennes, INSA Rennes and EHESP

Your booking, as well as your student or professional card, are checked during the extended opening hours.

External users, whether or not they are registered members of the library, can't access the libraries during extended opening hours.

What are these rooms for?

  • Work on your lessons
  • Surfing the internet using wifi
  • Using the computers available in the opened rooms
  • Consulting the documents available on the spot


Although they are located within the libraries, the rooms open in extended hours are above all work spaces. No library services are available — you cannot borrow or return documents, nor photocopy or print anything.