Rennes : the library in the city

Since more than 10 years, the Public library in Rennes has known a constant evolution. Local elected representatives, aware of the stakes that the access to éducation and culture gives, have implemented resources for the creation of a reading and documentation network. A real charter, voted in 1981 by the town council, was the framework of this development. With clearly-defined goals, librarians have contributed to give to the town a library network, completed by a cooperation with educational organisms and associations. The assessment permits to weigh up the progress done and the results. New prospects may be noted, linked to the overall in progress informatisation of the documentation services of the city and to the project of a new library.