Before purchasing a pass:
You can prepare your visit by consulting our online catalogue or using our SINDBAD service by chat, phone or email.
Buying your Pass
You can purchase our Pass BnF lecture/culture through our online ticketing service :
Your online payment will be canceled if you fail to show up within 30 days. Your credit card won’t be charged.
Renewing your pass
You can renew your expired or soon-to-be expired pass to the Research Library :
On the online ticketing and registration website, only for passes created after 1 March 2017. If you are in possession of an older pass, you will need to go to the Library’s visitor desk to have it replaced.
On-site, at the François Mitterand library’s general desk (in the Greeting Hall)
Please note: cash desks close at 7 PM. You won’t be able to retrieve or purchase a pass past that time.
The library offers many electronic resources – periodicals, monographs, databases, Gallica and Internet Archives - which can be accessed at the library or online.