The old books collection

The second largest technical library in France

The library has a rich old books collection, which has been continuously completed over the years. This documentary collection consists mainly of books, engravings, newspapers and old catalogs dating from the XVIIIth, XIXth and early XXth century. It also includes some prestigious volumes of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries, as the 35 volumes of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Diderot and Alembert (1751-1780) or the second edition of De Architectura Vitruvius (1572).

Like the contemporary collection, the topics are the tools, techniques, crafts and writings of workers and farmers. You will thus be able to find the majority of the old reference manuals on trades, as the Roret manuals.

These volumes are classified in 4 major thematic: Professions and Techniques, Social History, Training, Culture.

You can consult our catalog of the ancient collection on the site of the multimedia library of Troyes   :

Old books collection

OPENING TIMES

Museum and bookshop

Every day from 10am to 6pm

From October to March the museum and bookshop are closed on Tuesdays
Closed every year on 1 January and 25 December
Closed from the 23rd of December 2019 to the 2nd of January 2020 included

The resource center

Wednesday from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm; and Saturday from 10 am to 12pm

Closed from the 28th of September to the 16th of October 2019

Closed from the 23rd of December 2019 to the 2nd of January 2020 included 

Contact

Phone

+33 (0)3 25 73 28 26

 

E-mail

Museum : contact@mopo3.com
Bookshop : librairie@mopo3.com
Resource center : centrederessources@mopo3.com

 

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