François Bourlière Library and Resource Centre
The Tour du Valat Resource Centre has existed since 1954. It was initially created with documents from the personal library of Luc Hoffmann, who founded the Tour du Valat.
It is dedicated to François Bourlière (1913-1993), a pioneer in nature conservation and ecology, who was strongly committed to Luc Hoffmann and the Tour du Valat.
This document base initially focused essentially on ornithology, but it has progressively expanded as our research has broadened to include works on ethology, ecology, and more specifically the knowledge and sustainable management of Mediterranean wetlands.
Today, it includes over 11,500 books and theses, 490 different periodicals (with 60 current subscriptions), and 24, 000 articles, information brochures, and reports.
The Resource Centre is open to everyone, generally from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 1.00 to 5.30. If you are planning a visit, you should contact us to be sure that it will be open.
The Resource Centre has computers with an Internet connection, access to all documents, and there is a documentalist to assist visitors.
Opened in October 2016, our new online document portal tourduvalat.centredoc.fr allows you to:
- discover the most recent publications by Tour du Valat researchers,
- conduct bibliographic searches in its document base,
- see the list of journals located in our library and the state of these collections
- consult thematic selections from our document base,
- view summaries of the journals received by the library,
- find the most recent articles added to our document base,
- discover new books in our library,
- share alerts from our Resource Centre, in the form of a Netvibes dashboard, which makes a compilation of the most recent articles published in different scientific journals and news flows.
- open an online account that gives you access to a range of customised services, such as saving your search results, and creating an alert or an RSS feed, which allow you to be informed about any new items added to our document base that correspond to your areas of interest.
Phone: +33 (0)4 90 97 29 76
Document portal: tourduvalat.centredoc.fr