La Bibliothèque nationale de France is reopening on a phased basis from 6 July, subject to Government public health advice.
Priority Access to Research Reading Rooms will be given to Readers with a material/document reservation. It won't be possible to order material on the day of your visit. Readers and staff are required to wear a mask in all the public spaces of the library.
Holders of a ‘Pass Recherche’ can book appointment and order material online.
Are you a researcher?
A researcher in the rare Books reserve, © Béatrice Lucchese / BnF
The BnF’s resources are at your disposal in all fields of study.
The BnF has a great number of electronic resources at your disposal, do not hesitate to use them. With your unlimited Research Pass, some of these resources are also accessible online. Our digitized library Gallica allows you to consult many documents, on-site and online.
work on your own or in a group
In the Research Library, dont forget to book a seat and reserve your documents by connecting to your personal space !
Many group rooms are at your disposal, don’t hesitate to make a reservation on the Affluences application.
connect, print, photocopy, scan
A free Wifi access at the BnF allows you to connect to the internet.
Printers, scanners and scan tents permit to reproduce documents according to your needs.
Make an appointment with a librarian !
You begin a research work or want to dig deeper? You conduct a personal, academic or professional research? You are in need of a quick support.
We offer an individual meeting in French to help you find relevant resources, to learn more about data bases or to describe a catalogue research.
How to use this free service?
For readers of the Research Library, every Tuesday and Friday between 11Am and noon and between 3PM and 4PM.
We welcome you directly in reading room X or after making an appointment on the Affluences application or by phone +33 (0)1 53 79 49 49.