Law & Management BU

A constantly evolving library

First opened in 1985 on the site of the former Leblan textile factories, the Moulins campus perfectly illustrates the profound changes that the Lille Metropolitan area has undergone over the last 30 years. Its industrial past is evident in the structure of the library, which occupies 4 levels with elongated plateaus, and in some of its architectural details.

Redesigned spaces

In 2019, large-scale renovations took place as part of the Espace Vie Etudiante project on the Moulins campus, with the aim of providing students with more welcoming and modernised working and living spaces. The library’s entrance and reception area were completely redesigned to allow in natural light and install a new reception desk intended as a one-stop service for information and reference questions or practical issues. Secure lockers to store belongings and valuable items as well as recharge electronic devices were also installed.

Coworking space and corner cafe

The cultural space also benefited from a complete overhaul, designed to reflect observations made and interviews carried out with students. It was expanded and now houses a corner cafe with plenty of comfortable seating and a dedicated coworking space.

New stalls now showcase comics, novels, DVDs, newspapers and magazines. These spaces are regularly used to host entertainment and cultural events organised by the library and partner universities or other institutes.

This transformative project is continuing in 2020 with the installation of desks fitted with electrical sockets throughout the library, as well as modular work units for small groups.


surface area in m²


seated capacity


entries in 2019