Patrons from outside the university : know all

Summary of the registration conditions and of the services offered to non members of the University of Rennes 1

stack ok books BU Rennes 1 External registered users
  1. Registration 
  2. Validation of the Sesame account
  3. Services of the library
  4. Access to online resources


Registration is free for :

  • The students, teachers, researchers and staff  from the Université Bretagne Loire university network (Angers, Bretagne Occidentale, Bretagne Sud, Le Mans, Nantes, Rennes 2), INSA Rennes, ENS Rennes )
  • INRIA  staff
  • Job seekers
  • Asylum seekers

Students and staff from others French universities  : 30 € for 12 months
Others posibilities :  15 € for 3 months , 40 € for 12 months
Cash payment or check (order: Régisseur de l'Université de Rennes 1).
(Rates on  2019/01/01)

Hospital practitioners : mail to
Paramedical students : mail to

 Everything about registration process in the university libraries of the Rennes 1 University

Documents required :

Validation of the Sesame account

Presumably 1 hour after your registration and at the most the next day, you will receive an email to the personal address you gave.
Note your Sesame ID and click on the validation link.
To activate the account, copy your Sesame ID, copy and paste the temporary security code and then choose a definitive password.

Skip the activation page of the services, which concerns only the students and staff of the University of Rennes 1, by clicking on "Continue".
Your Sesame account is now active.

It is available and editable online.

Services of the library

Once a member, you can:

1. Borrow documents

You can borrow 20 documents for 3 weeks from the day you register for the library.
You benefit from all the borrowing services: extension, reservation, remote loan, prêt entre bibliothèques (PEB) [interlibrary loan (ILL)]

2. Get a « Sesame » account of the Rennes 1 University

Once validated, your Sesame account opens access:

  • to the library computers,
  • to the Internet, on computers or via wifi (Eduspot),
  • to the printing facilities,
  • to online resources from library computers; you do not benefit from remote access to these resources,
  • to your library account on site or remotely to manage your loans and your private data.
3. Benefit from enhanced aid

You can further your research through an appointment with a librarian (1 hour of personalized session) and participate in library workshops.

Access to online resources

You can access online resources only on site, at the library: remote access is not possible.

To view or download information resources online, please:

  • log in a session of the library computers
  • open the Internet Explorer browser (Mozilla Firefox or Chrome will not work, for technical reasons)
  • log in to the library website to view resources, via: