Liber logo LiberLAG logo

General Information

a name and address
1 Type of library university
2 Name of library / Name of mother institution Bibliothèque IUT - pharmacie / Service Commun de Documentation – Université de Strasbourg
4 Phone / Fax / Email +0033 68 85 89 07
5 Name of the director of the library Madame Dominique Wolf
6 Contact person for enquiries Philippe Metz and Marion Bernard-Schweitzer
b population served
7 Current readership, number of registered readers 1500
8 Number of full time students 3000
9 Number of part time students
10 Number of staff in institution 400
c the old/original building(s)
11 Total floor area 1087 sq. metres
12 Number of reader seats 194
13 Total capacity of shelving 750 linear metres
14 …in open access storage 750 linear metres
15 …in closed access stacks none
16 Number of library staff 4 [4,10 full time equivalent (6 agents)]
17 Opening hours to the public 49 hours per week, 5 days per week

The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm Les Architectes SA
19 Project Architect
20 Type of project (Extension (construction of a stage))
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project The main objective of the project was to bring together two libraries: the library of the faculty of pharmacy (located in a new building built in 2007) and the library of the IUT Robert Schuman (located in the IUT), in order to get more space for readers and librarians, more group study and more services.
c special features
22 Site The library is located on the Illkirch campus, accessible from the center of Strasbourg by tramway (about 20 min). CHYBÍ!!
23 Architecture The first level of the library was built in 2006, and the library of pharmacy is located here from this date; it includes two reading rooms, two offices, 3 group study rooms, a small cafeteria. The extension, planned from the start, had these objectives:
- The restructuring of a part of the ground floor, with the creation of a training room and a press room, the enlargement of the cafeteria and the creation of a room for the staff;
- The construction of a central main staircase giving access to the floor;
- The creation of a reading room and 9 group study on the first floor;
- The installation of 4 offices for the staff.
The building consists of a reinforced concrete structure covered with concrete; on the South, the East and the West, vertical wooden blades cover the walls.

Technical Information

24 Total gross floor area 2462 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services 1281 sq. metres
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual
27 Computers
28 Special collections
29 Seminar room(s) 185 sq. metres
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space
31 Lecture hall
32 Public refreshments 31 sq. metres
33 Administration and staff areas 202 sq. metres
34 Closed access stacks
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 763 sq. metres
36 Further information Two public levels, a landscaped patio on the ground floor.
37 Number of reader seats (total) 423
divided into
38 Audiovisual
39 Computers 20
40 Seminar room(s) 90
41 Regular 313
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 1400 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 1400 linear metres
44 Closed access stacks none
45 Compact shelving
46 Audiovisual materials
47 Other
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 7 [7,2 full time equivalent (9 agents)]
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning Ventilation, no air conditioning
50 Heating Collective heating (natural gas). Heating by the ground (part of the ground floor, and first floor) or by radiators.
51 Lighting The light is appropriate for each space and can be activated by a detector of presence.
52 Acoustics Acoustic ceiling in reading rooms, to muffle the possible noise pollutions and create an atmosphere convenient for work.
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators One lift, reserved to library’s agent and handicapped.
54 Book transportation system none
55 Theft detection RFID
56 Building management system
57 Type of IT infrastructure
58 Other

Schedule Of The Building Process

59 Planning, preliminary brief September 2008
60 Architectural competition March 2010
61 Period of project
62 Opening of the construction work April 2013
63 Conclusion of the construction August 2015
64 Furnishing and moving the collections
65 Opening of the new building for public September, 16th 2015

Costs (Including Taxes)

66 Site
67 Building 1450000 euro
68 Furniture and equipment
69 Fees
70 Total 2500000 euro
71 Operating costs
72 Funding (Type of commission and source of funding) Cofinancing by French Ministery for Higher Education and Research (MESR) and the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg

Publications & Awards

Plans & Photos

doctype: exterior
caption: Library from the outside
copyright owner: Philippe Metz
doctype: plan PDF document
caption: Section
copyright owner: Les Architectes SA