The missions

SCDBU presentation


The mission of the Service commun de la documentation et des bibliothèques universitaires (SCDBU) is to coordinate the documentation function within the university.


The SCDBU includes :

  • digital documentation (catalogs, electronic journals, databases, encyclopaedias) accessible to all members of the university community via the Internet
  • the three university libraries (BU) at Jacob-Bellecombette, Bourget-du-Lac and Annecy-le-Vieux
  • a dozen associate libraries in the university's departments and laboratories


The SCDBU contributes to the university's academics and research activities.

In particular, it carries out the following tasks:

1° Implement the university's documentary policy, coordinate the corresponding resources and evaluate the services offered to users;

2° Welcome users and staff working at the university, as well as any other members of the public, under conditions specified by the university's board of directors, and organize work and consultation areas;

3° Acquire, report, manage and communicate documents and information resources on any medium;

4° Develop digital documentary resources, contribute to their production and promote their use; participate in the development of scientific and technical information, in particular through the production, listing and distribution of digital documents;

5° Participate, for the benefit of users, in research on these various resources, as well as in the university's cultural, scientific and technical activities;

6° To promote all initiatives in the field of initial and continuing education and research, through documentation and the adaptation of services. academics ;

7° Cooperate with libraries working towards the same goals, regardless of their status, in particular by participating in union catalogs;

8° Train users to make the widest possible use of new techniques for accessing scientific and technical information.