Since 2007, Libraries Without Borders has been collecting books from institutions, publishers, and individuals in France. Sorted and referenced by the team and volunteers at our collection center in Epône, they feed our projects and libraries around the world, from refugee camps in Burundi to rural areas in France. In 13 years, 380,000 books have been sent to 30 countries.
More than 30,000 books are referenced in our online catalogue, available to LWB’s partner libraries and associations. Others are resold on the second-hand market or at monthly solidarity auctions and help finance our actions.
In 2013, LWB sent books to benefit the universities of Gandja and Nakhchivan, several other schools in the region, and the teachers there. These books allow teachers and students to practice French effectively and to support French language instruction in Azerbaijan. To inaugurate the program, The President of the LWB , Patrick Weil, and its Director General, Jérémy Lachal, visited the region.