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Reading rooms opening hours

Reading rooms opening hours: Maison Jean-Vilar

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.

Closed on public holidays:

  • 1 January
  • 1 and 8 May
  • Ascension Thursday (29 may 2014)
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 and 11 November
  • 25 December

Annual closure:

  • from 21 December 2014 to 5 January 2015 inclusive
  • in August (dates to be specified later).

Maison Jean-Vilar is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 1.30pm to 5.00pm. On Saturday, it is open from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m..

The library is opened free of charge during the afternoon and on Saturdays. Appointments possible  in the morning.

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

Thursday, July 3, 2014