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Municipal and School Library

The municipal and school library is siutated in the buildings of the La Proz school, Route des Ecoles.



© photo : Julie Langenegger Lachance

Opening times


Tuesday 16h00 - 18h00
Wednesday 16h00 - 18h00
Friday 16h00 - 19h00
Saturday 09h00 - 11h00

The library is closed :


Easter Good Friday and Easter Saturday
Ascension Friday and Saturday
Summer 3 weeks in July
New Year the week from Christmas to the New Year


En 2018, la bibliothèque vous propose diverses activités. Laissez-vous surprendre... et soyez tous les bienvenus !
Bibliothèque & ludothèque : programme d'activités 2018 (See)

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animés par Aline Gardaz De Luca, conteuse de La Roulotte des Contes, pour les enfants dès 18 mois accompagnés d'un adulte, les jeudis de 9h45 à 10h30 :

  • 1er février
  • 8 mars
  • 12 avril
  • 3 mai
  • 7 juin
  • 6 septembre
  • 11 octobre
  • 8 novembre
Danielle Pignat responsable
Laurence Cotture collaboratrice
Nathalie Christillin collaboratrice
Emma Meilland apprentie agente en information documentaire

Bibliothèque municipale et scolaire / Danielle Pignat (Details)
Conseil communal
Coppey Dominique (Details)
Affaires culturelles & Information

Founded in 1999, the school and municipal library is open to schoolchildren and all residents of the Commune of Orsières and its surroundings. Its goal is to contribute to the development of intellectual, cultural and leisure activities. In addition it also comprises two other libraries situated in the Podemainge school and the secondary school ERVEO (Ecole régionale de la vallée d'Entremont Orsières) and only open to pupils from those schools.

The library belongs to the Valais Public Library Group (GVB), which brings toether libraries and librarians with a view to promoting reading in the Valais and encouraging closer ties between its members.

Since 2006, the library has also been a part of the Martigny-Entremont Region Virtual Library (BRV) and on the 29 February 2008 it was awared the BiblioValais Excellence certificate.


About 12,000 works for adults, teenagers and children. The collection of novels, documentaries, comic strip books, illustrated albums, CD-ROMs, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, journals, dictionaries and reference books is available to the 1713 registered users (December 2010).

On top of this, the library has various special collections: a Valais collection of 150 monographs, the Kuenzi Collection (132 works), the Entremont Diana’s collection (29 works) and the Guides and Porters Society collection (14 works).

Services provided

Anybody with a reader's card can borrow up to 10 documents free of charge for a period of 28 days. Borrwoing times can be extended if the book has not been reserved by someone else. Reader's cards are available free of charge upon the completion of an application form. Library users are bound by the rules of the library.

All the works in the public sector have been arranged according to the Universal Decimal Classifcation (UDC) system which covers all categories of learning. The library staff are at your disposition to help you find what you want, to make suggestions and to facilitate your researches.

A PC (with free internet access, subject to certain rules and regulations), a printer, a phtocopier and a document laminating machine are available to library users.

Reader's card application form (See)
Library regulations (in French) (See)
Internet use regulations (in French) (See)
Donation of documents

Pour des raisons de place et de gestion, la bibliothèque n'accepte plus de dons de livres et de DVD.

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