The BnF

Reading rooms opening hours

Reading room opening hours: Opera Library and Museum

Open every day from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. except Sunday

Exceptional closure: 25th of May and the 6th of October 2018.

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. It will take place from Friday, August 31st to Sunday, September 9th, 2018 inclusive.

Documents from closed stack collections must be requested at least 30 minutes before the reading room closes.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017