Renovation work at Richelieu Library - What's new?
Restoration of a Labrouste reading room dome
© Jean-Christophe Ballot / Oppic / BnF
In early 2014, the spectacular restoration of the Labrouste reading room is going on. In the late summer, the restoration of the room's ornements and windows has been completed; the restoration work currently focuses on the room's floor and the hemicycle. The room's floor has been entirely removed; technical ducts for the electric feeding of consultation tables are being put in. Scafoldings are being assembled in the hemicycle which should be entirely restored during March 2014.