A technical library
About 32,000 old and contemporary volumes now constitute what has become the second largest technical library in France.
Composed mainly of technical works with various themes (tools, history of trades, techniques, fine arts, workers and peasant writers...) the library houses in particular very rare and very old works such as the 35 volumes of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Diderot and d'Alembert (1751 - 1780) or the second edition of the De Architectura Treaty (the ten books) by Vitruvian (1572 - it is considered the only complete treaty of Antiquity).
A contemporary collection, numerous current magazines as well as specialized computer workstations and software make it a real learning and training centre for professionals or the curious. A room can also be made available to conduct training sessions.
The resource centre is freely accessible. As part of your research, a documentalist is at your disposal to help and advise you.
However, the consultation of the old documentary collection requires the membership card to the Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensée Ouvrière. At a price of 19 euros (valid for 1 year, from date to date) it also offers unlimited access to the museum and a 5% discount at the boutique bookstore.
You can consult the catalogue on the website of the Médiathèque de Troyes Champagne Métropole: http://www.troyes-champagnemediatheque.fr/
Wednesday, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm,
Saturday, from 10am to 12pm