International engagement

Sharing Collections, Expertise and Data

The BnF preserves and disseminates the national heritage, but also a universal heritage covering forty centuries of the history of people and ideas. These collections make a decisive contribution to its universalism and give its international activities a depth and uniqueness that it shares with only a few other major libraries in the world. The international outreach of its collections, expertise and data constitutes the main thread of an international commitment based on the values of solidarity, responsibility and innovation.