The Library 'tournepage'

library downThe present library (la médiathèque) has been in existence since 1999. It is part of the old nunnery and is found at the entrance to the public primary school.
Before this, it was in a small room in the "Tilleuls" retirement home, manned entirely by volunteers.
Now we are happy to be helped and advised by Françoise and Pascale.These two librarians are assisted occasionally by volunteers from the Tournepage association formed to encourage young people to read for enjoyment You can find details of this association elsewhere in the site.

The library is proud to have around 750 subscribers from Lassay and the surrounding communities.
It is amazingly well-stocked with a wide range of books, DVDs and CDs; in fact, it could do with more room for all its documents.
For a once-only fee of 3€, you are entitled to borrow up to 6 documents at a time, of which 2 may be DVDs, for a period of up to 3 weeks.

library girlsHere is a presentation of the library by Pascale, for which I am extremely grateful

The library is a public service open to all from pre-readers to seniors; access and consultation is open and free. Over 180m2 open to the public, you can find:

The catalogue is now online and acessible at or via the tab <<médiathèque>> on the CCHL site.

The library is also team at your service: two librarians supported by volunteers from the "Tournepage" association

Conditions of Loan

Home loan involves a free annual subscription, with a one-off payment for a reader's card (2 euros for under18 yrs, 3 euros from18 yrs and for groups).

Under 18s should get a responsible adult to sign their form.

Opening Times

And there's more....The library is also a place for exhibitions, shows, meetings, book discussion groups.
It offers not only a reservation service and loans to groups such as schools and retirement homes , but also regular shows for the very young, for children.
In October, it joins up with the Tournepage association and other book reading groups from different places to set up a special weekend based on 'the book'


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