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.
16 libre-libraries in Montreal
In shelters and day centers:
- Plein Milieu
- Native Friendship Center of Montréal (CFCM)
- Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ)
- Old Brewery Mission
- Accueil Bonneau
- Maison Joseph-Vincent
- Maison Eugénie Bernier
- PAS de la rue
- Maison du Père - résidences
- Maison du Père - refuge
- Temps libre
- Auberge Madeleine
- Chez Doris
In the street:
- idAction Mobile : our philosophical and cultural caravan
- Bibli-cyclette : our mobile library on two wheels
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!
Cultural projects Manager
(514) 528-9706 #110
Partenaires du projet • Project's partners
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