The BnF

Reading rooms opening hours

Reading rooms opening hours : Rez-de-jardin level

Open every day except Sunday and Monday morning

Closed on public holidays:

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

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.

Rooms opening hours of the nivel Rez-de-jardin
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 closed
INA Library (Inathèque) 9.00am-7.00pm 9.00am-7.00pm closed

Documents from closed stack collections (Research library), must be requested before the reading rooms close:

  • from Monday to Friday at 17:00,
  • Saturday at 16:00 for Printed material and at 17:00 for Microforms, Audiovisual documents and Reserve.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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