The resource center

With near to 32 000 old and contemporary books, the MOPO hosts France’s second largest technical library.
Mainly made up of technical books covering a variety of themes (tools, the history of trades, techniques, Fine-Art, worker and farmer writers…), the library holds very rare and ancient books, such as the 35 volumes of the first edition of Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie (1751-1780) or the second edition of Vitruvius’ De Architectura (all ten books), dating back to 1572 and considered the first complete treaty of Antiquity.

A contemporary collection, numerous current magazines as well as computers and specialized software constitute a learning center for professionals and curious alike. A room is also available for hire for coaching purposes.

The resource center is accessible to all. A research assistant is available should you need any help or advice.

The consultation of the documentary resources requires the possessions of the MOPO membership card. For 19 euros (valid for one year) it also grants unlimited access to the museum’s collection, as well as a 5% discount on any purchase made in the bookshop.

A catalogue of the library’s early printed documents is available on the mediathèque’s website.

Opening times

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

For any queries please contact :
Tel : +33 (0)3 25 76 38 69

See the list of our latest acquisitions

See the list of the journals we subscribe to