Libre-library offers to hundreds of people experiencing homelessness a network of permanent and mobile micro libraries. In 2017, 14 libre-libraries are being hosted in day centers and shelters in Montreal to promote accessibility and co-creation of knowledge. In addition to those libre-libraries, we have 2 mobiles libraries (Bibliocyclette and the idAction Van).

The network’s principles are self-management, free circulation of books and trust. Access to books is totally free!

Beyond borrowing a book, Libre-library is also a place for exchange and reflection through various workshops, such as book clubs, writing sessions, author meet-ups, etc.


« When you read, you hunt for knowledge »
Geta, participant


16 libre-libraries in Montreal

In shelters and day centers:

In the street:


Books donation

In order to complete our libraries, we are searching for books (in French, English or Aboriginal languages) in very good condition, but also comics and news magazines. Thank you!



Sandrine Le Tacon
Cultural projects Manager
(514) 528-9706 #110

 Since 2014

 14 libre-libraries + 2 in the street

Almost 500 participants

 10 000 books in free circulation 

 11 partners

 45 workshops of mediation in 2017


Discover Libre-library in pictures: click here.

Partenaires du projet • Project's partners


Fier partenaire de la Ville de Montréal


Ce projet a bénéficié du soutien financier de l'Entente sur le developpement culturel de Montréal
intervenue entre la Ville de Montréal et le ministère de la Culture et des Communications

The Chawkers Foundation