Libraries without borders

Libraries Without Borders (BSF, Bibliothèques sans frontières) was founded in 2007 by Patrick Weil, a historian at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, to facilitate access to knowledge and culture world-wide. Over the past five years, Libraries Without Borders has become one of the leading NGOs in the field of cultural development through reading in the French-speaking world. The organisation is now present in over fifteen countries, including France: its remit includes building libraries that are sustainable in terms of finance and human resources, working in close collaboration with partners on the ground, such as local authorities, ministries, and charities.