UBO University of Western Brittany Brest

Welcome to UBO
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Brest | Quimper | Morlaix

UBO Libraries

The UBO libraries provide high quality information services to all students and staff. These services are constantly being developed to maintain the university’s learning, teaching and research activities.

There are 11 branches operating under a single Library system called Les Bibliothèques universitaires (BU). Each library is located in or near the relevant faculty or institute. Although most are in Brest, we also have libraries in Quimper, Plouzané and several other towns around Brittany. You are very welcome to use any of them.
You will find vast multidisciplinary collections of books and journals, as well as many other printed documents easily accessible by browsing the open shelves and search catalogues.
We also subscribe to a wide range of online resources. These include e-journals, databases, ebooks, newspapers and much more.
Both online resources and printed documents are accessed via our UBODOC website.
Library opening hours can be found on UBODOC and on the individual library web pages along with information about specific facilities and services.

Main libraries:
  • BU du Bouguen : Law, Economics, Business, Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry, Biology, Natural & Life Sciences, Sports Sciences. The library management offices are based in this library.
  • BU du Pôle de Quimper : Law and Economics, Social Science, Languages and Humanities, and particularly impressive collections in Art, Heritage and Tourism.

Our friendly, professional staff provide a continually expanding range of support, training and information services to ensure that all UBO Library users are able to make the best use of the resources available.

To support the work of both students and researchers, the UBO Library provides Marine Science collections mostly held in Bibliothèque La Pérouse (BLP) as well as Food Science and Industry documentation, mainly located in Quimper.
Les Bibliothèques Universitaires also manage the BU ESPE, located across Brittany's cities: Brest, Quimper, Rennes, Saint-Brieuc and Vannes. These are specifically dedicated to Education Studies.

Study spaces and individual study desks can be booked at most of the libraries. You can work in the BU de Lettres and in the BU du Bouguen until 10 pm from Monday to Thursday.

All of our sites are equipped with lab rooms, Wi-Fi, printers, photocopiers and information desks. Group and individual training sessions in literature and information skills can be organised on request.