It does not currently have records for:
- most of the manuscripts and archival holdings. The BnF archives et manuscrits online catalogue contains records of a part of manuscripts and archival holdings. Some of the catalogues of manuscripts have been digitized.
- medals and antiques ; some of them are listed in the Catalog of medals and antiques
- most works printed in non-Latin characters for which bibliographic records have not been transliterated into the Latin alphabet (the @ sign in a bibliographic record generally indicates the presence of non-Latin characters, currently unreadable) and which are listed in catalogs that have been digitised,
- part of microfilm and microfiche holdings (including theses),
- CD-ROMs and online databases BnF subscribes to, available in the reading rooms,
- most of the online periodicals available in the reading rooms.
To be noted
Some of BnF collections are not listed in online catalogs.