Meeting at the BPI : the users of the Actuality room

The Actuality room (Salle d'actualité) of the BPI has been designed as an area for exhibition (new records and new publications), information and fast consultation (press) and as a way to the BPI. But the room is not being used accordingly : the press is more sollicitated than the books and the display of new publications is felt differently by the public. Though he knows and practices the BPI, the public tends to stay in the actuality room; all choice are induced more by the original project - work, leisure - than by the documents used and cannot be stated in terms of reading/non-reading