Department of Readers' orientation and Bibliographic Search
Partial removal of the collections available in free-access in the Reference Room (Oval reading room)
From 1st march 2016
The Oval reading room will be closed for renovation work at the end of 2016. For this reason, a major part of the collections available in free access will be moved to other premises from 1st March 2016. However, the works labelled with the following classification marks remain available:
The works belonging to the "Bibliothèque de la Pléiade" collection remain available. Please ask the reading room's members of staff.
A selection of language dictionaries is also proposed to readers.Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The Bibliographic Research Department has a presence both at the François Mitterrand Library and at the Richelieu Library.
Two possibilities are proposed to readers wishing to use the reading rooms.
The collections are available in free access, in the room E (History of book and reading, Library science) in the Reference Library and in room X (Bibliographic Search) in the Research Library .
|Monday||From Tuesday to Saturday||Sunday|
|Room E (Reference library)||closed||10:00 to 20:00||13:00 to 19:00|
|Admission for the Research library||14:00 to 19:00||9:00 to 19:00 except saturday 9:00 to 18:00||closed|
|Room X (Research library)||14:00 to 20:00||9:00 to 20:00||closed|
Documents from closed stack collections (Research library), must be requested before the reading rooms close:
|From Tuesday to Saturda||Saturday||Sunday|
|Registration for the Research library and INHA||9.00am to 5.00pm||10.00am to 12.30pm and 13.30pm to 17.00pm||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.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016