Are you a student?

The Bibliothèque nationale de France welcomes all year long students, from France and all around the world. We offer services adapted to your training programme. 3000 seats in our reading rooms are at your disposal. Come and profit from a studious working atmosphere for efficient learning sessions.

Conditions for access

The BnF’s resources are at your disposal in all fields of study.
The Public Library welcomes readers from 14 years old. The Research Library on several sites welcomes students from third-year undergraduate student on.

Consultation of documents on-site only : no lending out.

Electronic resources

The BnF has a great number of electronic resources at your disposal, do not hesitate to use them. 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 in both Libraries, 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.

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