I am a masters student in Lille. I am from a 3rd world country (Non -European) which is a very racist nation in the world.

I live in a CROUS room in Lille near Villeneuve-d'Ascq. I want to know of some safe spaces in Lille near Villeneuve-d'Ascq where I can study (Public Libararies/ Private Libraries/ other places which are peaceful for study).

Note: I have not mentioned the race of dominant group or any other thing which could lead to any identification or anyone involved.

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    – Xnero
    Dec 15, 2022 at 20:26
  • @Xnero I understand. I am new to travel stackexchange. Thankyou very much for the edit.
    – DTPW
    Dec 15, 2022 at 21:19
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    Dec 19, 2022 at 20:15

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As you are in a master’s degree, you are enrolled in a university (assuming you are enrolled at Lille 1 but all public universities work exactly the same way)

All major universities have what we refer commonly as a BU (bibliothèque universitaire, university library), which is a very common place to study in French universities.

For Lille University, there are 4 of them (all information are in the link), all seems to be on-campus and all are accessible to you as you are a student of that university

And on the above link, there are also partnered and associated libraries to which you may have access with your student card (I don't know if that's actually the case)

Frequentation is highly variable, and it can definitely be crowded, but usually a very calm environment overall (this is from my experience at a different university, not Lille's in particular)

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