Preservation: expertise and services

The National library of France offers preservation services related to its production activities to external institutions, libraries and archives.

For restoration, disinfection, deacidification and analysis services, the transportation, documents insurance and travel expenses are to be borne by the applicant.

Restoration services

Restoration workshops at all BnF sites can undertake treatment for book materials or unbound paper documents on behalf of other public institutions, subject to availability.


45 euros + VAT per hour
(including manpower and supplies; expensive supplies used in large quantities are charged).

Restoration can be complemented by digitization of the whole document (cost: 35, 20 € + VAT per document put on a digital disc, without the cost of metadata)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Isabelle Bonnard
Expert in restoration
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Philippe Vallas
Deputy director of the Preservation department
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