Rare Books Reserve
75706 Paris Cedex 13
Reading room of the Rare Books Reserve (room Y)
© Béatrice Lucchese / BnF
Room Y is open to the readers of the Research Library.
The Rare Books Reserve’s collections may be consulted on the basis of a reasoned request; their release is subject to authorization by the reading room’s chief librarian. Requests should be made on-site using paper order forms.
Readers should use the elevators located in the back of Room T (Rez-de-Jardin) to access Room Y.
From Tuesday to Saturday:9.00am-6.00pm
Closed on Sunday.
Documents must be requested before 5.00pm.
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. Each year, the sites mentioned above are closed about ten days from the end of August to the beginning of September. The 2018 closing dates will be announced later.
Monday, November 7, 2016