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MEDiakitab association, located in Marseille, is in charge of administrating the blog. Contents are a reflection of the activities, analysis and knowledge developped by the network members.


Library of Marseille with a Regional Vocation (Bibliothèque Municipale à Vocation Régionale – BMVR), Marseille

“Freedom, Prosperity and the Development of society and individuals are fundamental human values. They will only be attained through the ability of well-informed citizens to exercise their democratic rights and to play an active role in society. (…) The public library, the local gateway to knowledge, provides a basic condition for lifelong learning, independent decision-making and cultural development of the individual and social groups.” – UNESCO Public Library Manifesto, 1994.

The BMVR network is composed by:
• 8 libraries spread out in the greater Marseille area:
• 1 library with a regional vocation: The Alcazar
• 2 sector libraries in the Bonneveine and the Merlan
• 5 district libraries which one based in the Metro Castellane

The BMVR aims at giving writing, image, sounds, and ITC large public access. Thus it gives leisure access, information diffusion, search, culture, education by preserving the diversity and choice. The entrance is free of charge. The possibility to consult and loan documents is offered.
In the BMVR libraries take place a large diversity of events: exhibitions, debates, lectures, projections, concerts, writing and plastic art workshops, storytelling shows, readings, tools ITC trainings, The BMVR library tour.
With publishing of cultural agendas, in libraries, in web sites, or through other media, people are kept informed of events.

Other services:
• Library open 7/7 and 24h/24
• Thanks to BiblioSés@me. The possibility is offered to ask questions or to search in the archive. Answers given 3 days later.
• Possibility to loan an e-book through Biblionom@de,
• Blog « The Blahblah Box » (la Boîte à blabla).
• Children and youth exchange space,
• Collection travel in selected Euro Mediterranean press websites. All computers give information about the wealth of the digital funds.

Contact :

Syvie Ferrié