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Reading rooms opening hours

Reading rooms opening hours : Rez-de-jardin level

For security purposes, as part of the vigipirate's public security measures, voluminous luggages, suitcases and bags won't be accepted any longer within the BnF's sites.

Open every day except Sunday and Monday morning

Closed on public holidays:

  • 1 January
  • Easter Sunday and Monday (20 and 21 april 2014)
  • 1 and 8 May
  • Ascension Thursday (29 may 2014)
  • Pentecost Sunday and Monday (8 and 9 june 2014)
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 and 11 November
  • 25 December

Annual closure: from 8 to 21 September 2014.

Monday From Tuesday to Saturday Sunday
Research library (Rez-de-jardin level) 2.00pm-8.00pm 9.00am-8.00pm closed
Rare Books Reserve, room Y 2.00pm-6.00pm 9.00am-6.00pm
INA Library (Inathèque) 9.00am-7.00pm 9.00am-7.00pm

Documents from closed stack collections (Research library), must be requested at least one hour before the reading rooms close.

Monday, June 30, 2014