The Ruche

Located on the first floor of the A2 building, inside the university Litterature library, the “Ruche” gives you an innovative and original place to work on the Poitiers campus.

This place is designed as a training and resources center, offering conviviality, activities and support as a place for discovery and experimentation, meetings and exchanges about collaborative work, especially around digital culture and information skills. It is also dedicated to exibiting University productions (students work, research and audio-visual production) and supporting new pedagogical practices.

The “Ruche” is here for the university community, especially teachers willing to use resources during there classes. It is also a place dedicated to users formation around research and quality of information.

You can download a presentation leaflet (in french) : version étudiant-e-s [PDF - 3 Mo] and version enseignant-e-s [PDF - 3 Mo].

The Ruche, it's also...

  • a place where you can read fresh newspapers
  • a room with 15 computers
  • a place for conferences and projections
  • books and ebooks
  • librarians to train and support you

Opening hours

From September to June:

  • Monday-Thursday 8h30 - 19h30
  • Saturday 9h - 17h
From June to August:
  • Monday-Thursday 9h - 17h30 
Please check the french page to get the last updates (opening hours, closing days...).

Contact us

Aurélie Hilt -
Welcome desk :

Université de Poitiers - 15, rue de l'Hôtel Dieu - TSA 71117 - 86073 POITIERS Cedex 9 - France - Tél : (33) (0)5 49 45 30 00 - Fax : (33) (0)5 49 45 30 50 -