Promoting reading in the Strasbourg urban area

The reading promotion policy in the Strasbourg urban area was developed with the twofold aim of improving services to the local population and streamlining public expenditure. The launch of the Pass'relle library card and the opening of the André Malraux multimedia library in Strasbourg are two major steps in creating a structured, accessible network based on co-operation and the pooling of resources, thereby moving away from the traditional public multimedia library towards a new concept of libraries as shared knowledge pools.