Obtain a Quitus de bibliothèque [library discharge]
A discharge from your library, is certifying that you are released from any obligation to the library: you no longer have any outstanding loans.
Quitus [Discharge] is required for the delivry of your degree or the transfer of your registration form if you enroll in another university.
It applies to the 3 libraries of the university: no need to ask for one per library.
Keep coming to libraries!
The University of Rennes' libraries are open to all patrons, without registration. Even if you are no longer registered at the university, libraries welcome you!
Some of libraries services are freely available, without registration: come and settle down, consult books and journals in the library, connect to the wifi, ask a librarian for help and advice, etc.
Other services are available by registration only: borrowing documents, consulting online resources to which the university subscribes, etc. Subcribe and join us as "lecteur extérieur"!
Please note: access to libraries during extended hours is now open to everyone.
Join us as « lecteur extérieur » [ External registered patron ]
Still interested in the library's collections and services? Register as a « lecteur extérieur » to benefit from additional services.
Continue your documentary search with free online resources
You are no longer registered at the university? This does not mean that you can no longer do research: you can search in freely accessible databases that will provide you full-text materials, in whole or in part.
Browser extensions exist that redirect you to open access content (preprint or postprint author version, open access repository). We suggest several below
Search for open access literature
A selection of resources to find open access articles, books, etc.
Browser extension (Firefox and Chrome): allows you to access legal free versions of «paywalled » scientific papers.
Open Access helper
Browser extension (Chrome and Safari): works on the same principle as Unpaywall, allows you to extend the possibilities of the extension by activating, via the parameters, CORE Open Access and/or the Open Access Button
Open Access Button
Browser extension (Firefox, Chrome): adds a navigation button to easily access browser add-on (Firefox and Chrome): Allows you to find an open access version of the resource you are interested in and opens the PDF directly. No open access version? Open Access Button asks the authors to share it by putting it into a repository.
Use free tools and software
Librarians recommend several tools for office automation, bibliographic reference management and thought organization.