The Sorbonne library: striving for a new balance between collections and services

The Sorbonne is due to reopen its historic library in Autumn 2013 after three years of renovations. While the early stages of the works aimed to maintain space for the collections, the later stages clearly set out to increase capacity for readers, especially researchers. While there can be no question of reducing the library’s key role in offering its collections to readers, the “Sorbonne 2013” project nevertheless aims to develop a multi-faceted approach with a view to reopening later in the year.