The BnF

Reading rooms opening hours

Reading rooms opening hours: Haut-de-jardin level

'Attack level' Vigipirate plan
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.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday

Closed on public holidays:

  • 1 January
  • Easter Sunday and Monday
  • 1 and 8 May
  • Ascension Thursday
  • Pentecost Sunday and Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 and 11 November
  • 25 December

Annual closure: from 29 August to 6 September 2015.

Services and rooms opening hours of the Haut-de-jardin level
From Tuesday to Saturday Sunday
Reference library (Haut-de-jardin level) closed 10.00am-8.00pm 1.00pm-7.00pm
Reception desk 2.00pm-7.00pm 9.00am-7.00pm 1.00pm-7.00pm
Pay desks 2.00pm-7.00pm 9.00am-7.00pm 1.00pm-6.00pm
Readers' Advisory Service 2.00pm-7.00pm 9.00am-7.00pm except on Saturday 9.00am-6.00 pm closed

Thursday, January 7, 2016