Organisation and operation

The SCD is the academic libraries division of the University of Rennes
BU Santé

Presentation

The SCD is present on the University of Rennes' campuses with its three academic libraries: BU Beaulieu, BU Centre, BU Villejean Santé.

It is also present on the remote campuses — Lannion, Saint-Brieuc and Saint-Malo.
It coordinates the work of about twenty associated libraries using the University library information system.

It also cooperates closely with the libraries of several higher institutions in Rennes: INSA Rennes, ENSCR, Sciences Po Rennes and ENS Rennes.

SCD Organizational chart

Role

The SCD :

  • develops a library offering tailored to the needs of researchers, teachers and students, particularly in digital format, and coordinates the corresponding resources,
  • obtains, labels, manages, discloses and lends out documents and information resources on any media,
  • develops digital library resources, helps with their production and fosters their use,
  • helps to develop scientific and technical information, particularly by producing, collecting, labelling, disseminating and archiving university work,
  • conserves and promotes documentary heritage material or academic literature,
  • welcomes all university users: students, researchers, research lecturers, staff, and also external users,
  • helps users with their research and answers their questions relating to documentation, either on the spot in the libraries or via a remote information service,
  • trains users, particularly students, in library methodology in conjunction with teaching staff,
  • takes part in university cultural, scientific and technical events,
  • puts measures in place for welcoming users with disabilities.