The BnF

Reading rooms opening hours

Reading room opening hours: Opera Library and Museum

'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 every day from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. except 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 of François-Mitterrand, Louvois (Music Department), Arsenal, Opera libraries: from 3 to 11 September 2016

Richelieu library closures from October the 1st to December the 14th, 2016.

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

Friday, May 20, 2016