The Old collection of the municipal library of Toulouse

The old collection of the municipal library of Toulouse was created in 1782 and went on growing since the French Revolution. It holds about 80.000 books, 25.000 of them being catalogued according to the modern norms. All the problems regarding conservation have not been solved yet. Cataloguing tasks are progressing in 1982, with the help of five persons and remain the most important activity among information, interlibrary loan, reprography, research, exhibitions and librarians professional training