475, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Since opening seven years ago in the heart of the Quartier Latin, the Grande Bibliothèque has been one of the busiest libraries in French-speaking North America. To say that I’m a die-hard fan will not surprise anyone! How can one not be delighted with this outstanding success? This luminous, accessible and welcoming institution holds over 4 million documents, including more than one million books. In addition to this near-endless selection, there are also CDs, DVDs, cassettes, magazines and newspapers. Pull up a chair in this calm environment, escape life’s pressures within the pages of a novel or periodical… what a pleasure! Everyone—children, business people, immigrants—can feel at home here, and borrow material to satisfy their thirst for new discoveries and increase their knowledge—on whatever subject. A total success!
Photo : Bernard Fougères