Pooling action programmes in territorial and university libraries: the stakes of university education and life-long learning

Broadening access to university education and life-long learning represents a challenge for libraries, which public and university institutions must tackle together. While students do demonstrably use public libraries, pioneering experiments in cooperation between institutions remain scarce, particularly due to the numerous hurdles such projects must overcome. However, as territorial collectivities are given a more prominent role, public policy should develop in favour of pooling human, material, and documentation resources between territorial and university libraries.