Recycling centers, secondhand stores, associations... solutions for finding furniture, clothing, and equipment

Whether you are looking for furniture, electrical appliances, clothing, crockery or books, various associations in the city of Grenoble offer affordable items for small budgets.


Some student associations and departments offer low-cost and free equipment.
Do not hesitate to find out from your teaching department if other associations offer resources and to browse the Facebook pages to find good deals.

Loan of computer equipment

You are a student and you don't have a personal computer to follow the courses? The Direction de la Vie Etudiante has set up a computer loan system for students whose financial situation does not allow them to purchase a personal computer. Requests are studied throughout the academic year and can extend over several academic years.
How do I apply?
You have to report to your component, either to the teacher or to the central schooling, which is in charge of making the request via a form to the DVE.

If you are followed by the CROUS social service, you can also make the request to your social assistant.

Once you have received confirmation of the loan allocation, you must come and collect the equipment by appointment or according to the procedures that will be communicated to you:
  • Grenoble: iCampus Welcome Center Address: 1025 Avenue Centrale, Campus de Saint Martin d'Hères -Gières, Tram B, C Station Bibliothèques Universitaire / 04 56 52 85 22
  • Valence: Maison de l'étudiant Drôme-Ardèche 9 place Latour-Maubourg, Valence.
04 75 78 10 26 /


Emmaüs collects donations of items like furniture, tableware, ornaments, books, clothing, and electrical appliances, and sells them in its three stores in the city.

Prices at Emmaüs are very low and a 20% discount is offered to students upon presentation of their student card.

Ulisse Grenoble Solidarité

The Ulisse recycling center resells clothing, tableware, childcare accessories, multimedia equipment (TVs, phones, computers, etc.), furniture, books, and leisure products.

Products are resold at three stores in the city designed to help the local and solidarity economy.

La Remise

La Remise offers ready-to-wear items and second-hand clothing. All products sold at La Remise are sorted and updated by members of the association.

Prices reflect product types and condition.

La Remise also offers temporary aid for people facing major difficulties.

La Croix-Rouge

The Croix-Rouge de Grenoble (Red Cross) offers lots of support measures, and notably offers support to people facing financial and material difficulties.

It offers a clothing aid service, access to culture and heritage, and food aid.