Old Island Media Library

Mayor André Traband Street
+03 88 90 68 10 XNUMX
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Location and access

  • Old Island Media Library
  • Old Island Media Library
The building was built in 1783 at the expense of the city, at the request of the intendant of Alsace. This building is in Louis 16 style, characterized by straight, fine and well-worked lines giving a beautiful impression of lightness and elegance. It was to be a large hospital for both civilians and the military.
However, while the building was not yet completed, a royal ordinance abolished the regional military hospitals. Despite everything, it served as a military hospital during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. It then served as a begging depot (the equivalent of our current social SAMU) in the Bas-Rhin department. In 1822 the building was sold to the Ministry of Justice, which first installed a central house for women and then a penitentiary center for men until it closed in 1987. The city bought the buildings. In 1996, a University Institute of Technology (an IUT) was built in the right part / while an important Media library was opened in the left part, in 2001. Finally, know for the anecdote that before its transformation, this building was used as a setting for the helicopter escape scene from the film "La fille de l'air" with Béatrice Dalle.

Covid-19 Information

Opening, proposed sales service (post containment)
Open to the public
Offers take-out service
Protective measures
Wearing a mandatory mask
Hydroalcoholic gel available
The service provider declares to comply with health protocols
Temporary maximum capacity (in pers)
We invite you to limit your time on site, to favor access to one person per family and to leaf through at least non-borrowed works. Access and services Access to the collections is free but the following services will be unavailable: Work and consultation of documents and daily press on site are not authorized, the play and relaxation area will remain closed, the computer area may accommodate 3 people, the listening terminals will not be accessible, the press terminal and the grain library have been removed. Return box and document collection service To facilitate your return of documents, the return box will remain open during business hours. Document collection service The team at the Haguenau media center maintains the document collection service in compliance with the health regulations in force. How does it work ? Consult the catalog of documents on the website and select 10. Send your list: - Via our form to be completed at: https://bit.ly/36buw1D - By phone: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on 03 88 90 68 10 When your order is ready, an appointment will be offered so that you can collect your documents. All the instructions relating to the withdrawal service: http://mediatheque.haguenau.fr/retrait-de-documents-les-4-etapes-a-suivre

Practical information and services

Type of places to visit
Cultural site
Remarkable monument, house or neighborhood
Visit formulas
Free tour
Services offered
Workshops / educational rooms


Means of payment
Credit card


In the town / village center
Served by a regular bus / tram line

Opening dates and periods