October 31, 2011 Leave a comment
The Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations (BULAC) has moved since September 1st to a new facility, the Pôle des langues et civilisations (Paris, 13th district), together with the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO) and very close to the Bibliotheque nationale de France. For the public it will open its doors in December this year with seating for 910 persons and more than 200 000 volumes freely accessible.
BULAC houses collections covering all the non-occidental languages and civilizations. It is a collaboration of eight partners, which have consigned their document collections to the library. Concerning Africa the
- La Bibliothèque interuniversitaire des langues orientales (BIULO)
- Le Centre d’études africaines (CEAF)
have to be mentioned (see their catalogue, e.g. their Swahili texts). BULAC strives to be a vital resource for researchers for the African studies. We wish our colleagues good luck in integrating the different collections and making the new premises an inspiring place.