National Library of France
Collections and services
Literature and Art Department
Christine de Pisan in her office. Le Livre de la Cité des dames. Towards 1450
BnF | Manuscripts Department
These printed collections are supplemented by rich digital collections.
The collections of Literature and Art Department are indexed in the Catalogue général de la BnF.
Centre de ressources Francophonie (Resource center on French-speaking countries)
In room H of the Reference Library, it makes available resources about French-speaking countries. These documents focus on history, sociology, arts and culture but also on French language in the world.
The portal presents the cultural events related to the news from French-speaking countries. It provides access to a selection of reference information sources in the field of French-speaking literature.
History of the department
The decision to create the Literature and Art Department was made when designing what was to become, in 1994, the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
This institution was formed by merging the former National Library with the Établissement public de la Bibliothèque de France.
The department’s collections include both:
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