The BnF

Practical information


Vigipirate plan level 'Attack Emergency'
Until further notice:

  • Please bring a valid proof of identity to enter the library
  • The West entrance of François-Mitterrand library is closed
  • Only “cabin” baggages (55cm × 35cm × 25cm) are allowed within the BnF premises.
The public must stop at the cloakrooms before entering the reading rooms located at the Richelieu Library. Luggage lockers are available just near the entrance hall (please bring a one or two euro coin).

Priority access is allowed to the readers of the Research Library (Rez-de-jardin level), the people with disabilities, pregnant women and users over 60.
Please pay attention to the signage created for that purpose.

Friday, December 2, 2016


Acceptable use policy concerning computing equipments [file .pdf – 29 Ko – 12/03/05 – 1 p.]