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.
Find a seat at the BnF
its occupation rate in real time
anticipations for every half hour.
Download the “Affluences” application
The general occupation rate (site François-Mitterrand)
The Affluence application shows the general occupation rate and the waiting time at the entrance of the François-Mitterrand site.
The occupation rate room by room
The Affluence application shows for each reading room its’ occupation rate in real time and anticipations for every half hour. The data is updated every 5 minutes.
Booking with Affluences
Affluences also allows to book several services and activities at the BnF in the François-Mitterrand site.
Book a group room
It is possible to book a group room online on the Affluence application or the Affluence website.