Alcazar Library BMVR

Cultural Cultural leisure activities Library - media library
  • Bibliothèque Alcazar BMVR


The Bibliothèque de Marseille à Vocation Régionale (Marseille Regional Library) aims to promote access to the written word, images, sound and information and communication technologies for the general public.
As of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Marseille's libraries will continue to welcome you but will adapt to the new sanitary measures related to Covid-19 and will try to meet your expectations and needs as much as possible.


- Wearing a mask is mandatory for children over 11 years old,

- Disabled persons may be exempted from wearing a mask upon presentation of a medical certificate,

- Hand washing with hydroalcoholic gel is mandatory and is available to users,

- Respect for distance,

- Respect for the direction of circulation in the spaces,

- Airing of the conference room and the Alcazar auditorium for half an hour between each event.


- Loan and return of documents in the libraries.

- Reopening of the document return terminals

- Click and collect in all open libraries:

Log on to the website under the heading my account with your user number and your secret code (day + year of birth unless you have personalized it).

Choose the document you are interested in and click on reserve (on the right). The document must be available (DI) or on loan. You can reserve up to 5 documents. Choose the pick-up location.

When you receive a confirmation email with a deadline, your reservation is available!

- The external return boxes are available 24 hours a day in the Alcazar and Grognarde libraries. The Castellane return box is available from 9am to 5pm from Tuesday to Friday and on Monday from 1pm to 5pm.

- Appointments can be made for consultation in the Rare and Precious Materials department at the following email address:, as well as at the Ile aux Livres at the following email address:


- Consultation of the press,
- Consultation of documents on site,
- Access to computers,
- Access to the reprography service (computers and photocopiers),
- Staying on site.


- The cultural program starts again on May 19th :
Wednesday, May 19: 4pm - Alcazar
"Big and bad, the wolf?" Story for children from 5 years old

Exhibition "Les Héroïnes de BD à la une, 80 ans de presse BD" - Alcazar - Until June 26, 2021

- Information on the program available on the libraries' website and dedicated social networks,

- Conferences filmed online on our Youtube channel.


Alcazar Library:

Tuesday to Saturday: 1pm-6pm (except Saturday May 22)

Simultaneous capacity in the building: 450 people,
Capacity of the conference room: 104 people,
Auditorium capacity: 21 people,
Storytelling room capacity: 18 people,
Document return box available 24 hours a day.

Freedom, prosperity, social progress and individual development are fundamental human values that can only be achieved by well-informed citizens who are able to exercise their democratic rights and play an active role in society (...).

The public library, the key to local knowledge, is an essential instrument for lifelong learning, independent decision-making and the cultural development of the individual and social groups.

From the UNESCO Manifesto on the Role of the Public Library.

The Bibliothèque de Marseille à Vocation Régionale (Marseille Regional Library) aims to promote access to the written word, images, sound and information and communication technologies for the general public.

Thus, it participates in the leisure, in the diffusion of information, in the research, in the education and in the culture of all, by respecting the diversity of the tastes and the choices.

It offers everyone the possibility to consult on site or to borrow at home the documents of their choice.

Its modern architecture and the transparency of the building offer passers-by a view of the library's activities, contributing to the animation and life of the Belsunce district.

The library offers nearly one million documents available for consultation (of which 350,000 are freely accessible) and valuable collections.

Its size (11,000 m² open to the public on a total surface area of 18,000 m²), the richness of its collections and its accessibility make the Alcazar one of the most complete places of research and study in the city.

Every month, a cultural program is offered.
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)From 01/01 to 31/12/2024, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 1 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, July 14th, August 15th and December 25th.
  • "Tourism & Disability" Certification :
    • Physical disability
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
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  • Price :
    • Free
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
  • Park :
    • Park


Free of charge.
Alcazar Library BMVR
58 Cours Belsunce
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Bibliothèque Alcazar BMVR
58 Cours Belsunce
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Latitude : 43.298988
Longitude : 5.376371