The Library

The Library was established in 1954 at the same time as the Tour du Valat. It is dedicated to François Bourlière, a pioneer in the field of nature conservation and ecology.

The library's reference material, at first devoted mainly to ornithology, has been built up to include related fields of research, ecology and conservation.

Collections

They comprise:

  • 8 100 publications and theses
  • 21 700 articles, booklets and reports
  • 1 250 periodicals, 60 of which are current

The reference section specialises in the following fields:

  • General ecology, wetland ecology
  • Nature conservation
  • Management and protection of wetlands, especially in the Mediterranean region
  • Ornithology
  • Zoology: mammalogy, ichthyology, herpetology
  • Botany

 

Online Catalog

Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 5.30 pm.
 

Address
Tour du Valat
Bibliothèque
Le Sambuc - 13200 Arles (France)
Tel. : +33 (0)4 90 97 29 76 Fax : +33 (0)4 90 97 20 19
E-mail : fausti(at)tourduvalat.org

 

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The Tour du Valat Library
The Tour du Valat Library
Mr. François Bourlière
Mr. François Bourlière

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