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Life at Esisar

University libraries ensure you can explore your interests further. More than just study, and just as importantly, also get involved in community life and create your own Esisar experience.

Experience Esisar!

University Libraries

The Bibliothèque Universitaire or “BU” (University Library) gives you access to a whole collection on all disciplinary domains. It is located in the “Médiathèque Publique et Universitaire” (Multimedia Library) and networked with the other documentation centers in each university pole of Valence. After registering at the reception desk, you can use your "reader card" and borrow books regularly from any of the university libraries. Electronic resources are also available on computer workstations.

Multimedia library
BU allows you to borrow up to ten books for a period of 21 days depending on the books.
You can also access the online university library at It has all the documents you need to prepare your reports and courses in store.

Médiathèque Publique et Universitaire

Place Charles Huguenel 26000 Valence
Phone: 04 75 79 23 85. Map
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: from 9:45 am to 7 pm; Thursday: from 11 am to 7 pm; Saturday: from 9:45 am to 5 pm.

Joseph Fourier University / Grenoble INP- Esisar / Bibliothèque de Sciences et Technologies (Sciences and Technologies Library):

38 rue Barthélémy de Laffemas 26000 Valence
Phone: 04 56 52 11 07. Map
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: from 8 am to 12 pm / 1 am to 6 pm (Friday: 5 pm); Tuesday, Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm.

Community Life

The “Cercle”:

Each engineering school in France has a student union (Bureau des Etudiants, BDE). Here in Valence, the “Cercle” is responsible for the community life of the school. The “Cercle” also handles social events and parties, and your integration with people of the school. For more information and news on events to come, see the website: Email: Cercle Esisar.

Inter’Val (International Student Association of Valence):

Helps you upon arrival with the help of a Drôme-Ardèche Student as “godfather”: administrative issues, discovery of the city, important places such as pharmacies, bakeries, hospitals, ... everything worth knowing to ensure you have a good stay. The association also organizes different kinds of parties and events all along the year.
Inter’Val: Maison de l’étudiant Drôme-Ardèche, Ancienne caserne Latour-Maubourg -26000 Valence. Web: Email : Asso Interval.
Have a look also at the Inter’Val Facebook page.

AVE (“Association Valentinoise des Etudiants”):

With its network of associations, the AVE organises great events, such as the Student’s Challenge (“Challenge de l’étudiant”, friendly track meet where students from high schools and universities compete with each other) or the Student’s Gala (“Gala de l’étudiant”). The AVE also offers many activities (bowling, Laser game...) and services (jobs, housing...) on its website.
Maison de l’étudiant Drôme-Ardèche – Place Latour-Maubourg – 26000 Valence. Phone: 04 75 55 43 42. Website: Email: Ave Asso.


Students who have been awarded a degree at a university are called alumni. As a former Esisar student, you can join the Esisar Alumni Association which organizes festivities, lectures and other interesting events where you have the opportunity of meeting former fellow students.

Date of update March 18, 2016

Université Grenoble Alpes