Study for evening and weekend in your university libraries

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.

The opening of extended hours in 2021-2022 is subject to the sanitary regulations in place at the beginning of the academic year.

Seating during extended hours

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

Some spaces are concerned, not the whole library:

  • BU Beaulieu: ground floor, including group study rooms.The floor is therefore closed at 7pm (Monday-Friday) or 5.30pm (Saturday).
  • BU Centre: Patio (including group study rooms), Mezzanine, room F, room G.
    • The other rooms are therefore closed at 7pm (Monday-Friday) or 5.30pm (Saturday).
    • Access via 1, rue de la Borderie after 7pm (on weekdays), 5.30pm (on Saturdays) and from 1pm to 7pm on Sundays.
  • BU Villejean Santé: ground floor, Madeleine Brès room and Martin Winckler room. The floor is therefore closed at 7pm (Monday-Friday) or 5.30pm (Saturday).

No library services (borrowing, copying) are provided during extended hours.

Libraries' opening in extended hours

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

Planned closure dates in 2021-22 :

  • End of year closure: from Thursday 23th December to Sunday 2nd January inclusive
  • Spring closures: Saturday 16th to Monday 18th April inclusive
  • Ascension Day: from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th May inclusive
  • Public holidays: November 1st, November 11th , etc.

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

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.

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

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

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