Literature and Art Department
75706 Paris Cedex 13
© Béatrice Lucchese / BnF
Two possibilities are proposed to readers wishing to use the reading rooms.
In the Reference Library, the collections in free access are distributed as follows in the reading rooms:
And in the Research Library, in rooms:
The Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse (National Centre for youth literature), located in Room I (Haut-de-Jardin Library), provides acess to over 300 000 documents. This collection is available to anyone interested in youth literature, whether curious readers or professionals of youth reading. A specific area is dedicated to young people to discover the best in recent contemporary publishing (picture books, strip cartoons, novels, documentaries, tales, theatre, poetry...). Audiovisual documents are specifically intended to young people: selection of animated and fiction films, documentaries, video games.
Room I (CNLJ) is open to families on Saturdays and Sundays.
Access is free for chidren under 16 years of age. They must be accompanied by an adult in possession of a valid reader's card, up to a limit of three children by adult.
|Monday||From Tuesday to Saturday||Sunday|
|Reference library (Haut-de-jardin level)||closed||10.00am-8.00pm||1.00pm-7.00pm|
|Research library (Rez-de-jardin level)||2.00pm-8.00pm||9.00am-8.00pm||closed|
Closed on public holidays:
Annual closing of the BnF sites located in Paris (François-Mitterrand, Richelieu and Louvois, Arsenal and Opéra Libraries): During the annual closing of the BnF, various operations are achieved on the BnF premises and public spaces: repair, maintenance or cleaning work. It will take place from Friday, August 31st to Sunday, September 9th, 2018 inclusive.
Documents from closed stack collections (Research library), must be requested before the reading rooms close:
Monday, January 12, 2015