Collections and services

Union Catalog of France (CCFr)

The Union Catalog of France (Catalogue Collectif de France/CCFr) is one of the most powerful online bibliographic and document research tools in France.

Its main purpose is to provide a single search interface for the three major French catalogs:

  • the Catalog of Digitized Municipal Library Collections;
  • BnF catalogue général ;
  • and the University Documentation Catalog.

The CCFr makes it possible to locate more than 15 million documents available in the French library system.

It also functions as a list of French document resources : you can search the French National Directory of Libraries and Documentation Centers, which provides a complete description of French libraries and documentation centers (4,100 libraries) and their collections.

Since November 2002, it has been possible to use the CCFr to request the loan of primary documents and document substitutes (photocopies, photographs, digital copies, etc.). Users can also reserve materials, thanks to an interlibrary loan (ILL) Internet tool available free of charge to all interested libraries.

The CCFr, a joint project of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication and the Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale, is operated by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014