Foreign partners

The New York Public Library
Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers, bringing together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.
Serving more than 17 million patrons a year, and millions more online, the Library holds more than 55 million items, from books, e-books, and DVDs to renowned research collections used by scholars from around the world.
On visitors can browse the Library’s immense collections, download e-books, and view more than 700,000 items from the award-winning Digital Collections.

French partners


Patrimoine du Proche-Orient
Bibliothèques d'Orient is a partner of the series Patrimoine du Proche-Orient in the collection “Grands Sites Archéologiques”, published by the Ministry of Culture. The aim is to provide a view and an understanding of the past of those civilisations and sites in the Near East that are now menaced or under attack. From Palmyra to Khorsabad, from the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus to the Krac des Chevaliers, without forgetting Oriental cuneiform, French archaeologists have become mobilised so as to valorise the fruit of their research along digital pathways which are richly illustrated and accessible to all.

Bibliothèques de l'Institut catholique de Paris (Catholic University of Paris Libraries)
With collections rich of more than 700,000 documents including several thousand photographs (glass plates and paper prints), maps, manuscripts, cuneiform tablets… , the libraries of the Catholic Institute of Paris offer their audiences, of students and researchers, resources in theology, philosophy, humanities, literature… constituted for nearly 150 years. Within our documentary network, two research libraries, one in biblical studies and languages and civilizations of the ancient Near East and the other on the Byzantine world, are particularly relevant to the themes of the Biblitohèques d'Orient project.
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Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations (BULAC) (University Library of Languages and Civilisations)
The BULAC is supported by 9 partner establishments (member of the GIP BULAC): the universities Panthéon Sorbonne, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Sorbonne Université, Paris Diderot, the CNRS, the EFEO, the EHESS, the EPHE and the INALCO. Its collections have been built up by grouping together the stocks of a good twenty libraries situated in Paris. These collections contain documents written in nearly 350 different languages and in almost all the known families of scripts.The main mission of the BULAC is to unite documentary collections, mainly in vernacular languages, about the languages and civilisations covering the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, the Maghreb, the Near East, the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, Asia and Oceania, without forgetting Native American civilisations. The overall volume of its collections stands at almost 1.5 million documents. For the BULAC, the concept of “languages and civilisations” covers vast disciplinary fields, broadly open to the social and human sciences, as well as the literature and arts of all the countries in question.
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