The Open Libraries+ Initiative (Plan Bibliothèques Ouvertes+), initiated in February 2016 by the French Ministry for National Education, Higher Education and Research, aims primarily to improve student reception in university libraries by:
Through University Paris-Est (project leader for the 2016-2019 period), the libraries of École des Ponts ParisTech and Université Gustave Eiffel (Georges-Pérec, École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires Paris-Est, ESIEE Paris) are receiving financial help to extend their opening hours.
As such the Ministry has allocated funding to Université Paris-Est for:
UPE also benefits from the creation of an Open Libraries+ Initiative coordinator job, whose role is to coordinate project implementation and develop documentary cooperation on a local scale.
A project led by University Paris-Est and funded by the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation