Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai
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Bibliothèque Municipale de Douai
Douai, France


 
Contacts

BibliothMunicipale De Douai
117 rue de la Fonderie
59500 Douai

Phone: 03 27 97 88 51
Fax: 03 27 99 71 80
Email: bibliotheque@biblio.ville-douai.fr

http://www.ville-douai.fr/douai.asp?idpage=14006


Description

The Bibliothèque Municipale De Douai was founded by Louis XV in 1767. It contained the collections of the Jesuits of the College of Anchin and those of the libraries of the University of Douai. It grew with the the revolutionary seizures, mainly those of the Abbeys of Marchiennes, Anchin and Flines (medieval manuscripts and books), and from many gifts and legacies of the 19th century. It contained nearly 115,000 works when it was burnt during the bombardment of August 11, 1944. The library was rebuilt 1955.



 
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