Due to the health situation in France regarding the Covid-19 and following government instructions, the BnF will close its various sites to the public as of tomorrow March 14th and until further notice. All events are canceled.
In this time of sanitary crisis which prompts us to stay home, the National Library of France keeps on making available the wealth of its collections and the breadth of its digital offer. Ebooks in ePub format, digital items, podcasts, apps, learning sites, media…. Millions of resources are freely available online to work, learn, relax and play.
For all: read, look, listen
Thousands of books in ePub format
Les travailleurs de la mer, Victor Hugo ; illustrations by Daniel Vierge – BnF
Several thousands of books can be downloaded freely in ePub format from Gallica, the BnF’s digital library. This format is especially suited to read on mobile devices (smartphones, eReaders, tablet computers. From the 1876 edition of Les travailleurs de la mer by Victor Hugo, illustrated by Daniel Vierge, to a selection of young adult literature (Jean de La Fontaine, Benjamin Rabier, Jules Verne…), we cater to the most diverse audiences.
Image Fuji no numa. Hiroshige 1. 1841-1842. Estampe.
Rediscovering our music collections
BnF Collection Sonore(Sound Collection) offers online 45 000 albums released between 1949 and 1962 and available on all music platforms.
Travelling with Patrimoines partagés / Shared Heritage
France - Chine - BnF
The digital collection Patrimoines partagés Patrimoines partagés / Shared Heritage brings together a set of digital libraries constituted by the BnF. It brings to life the richness of the ties established by France and the rest of the world across the centuries and put in light the global dimension of France’s past.
Classes.bnf.fr gives also access to Gallica’s coloring sheets and coloring albums, thematically classified: alphabet books, animals, circus, fairy tales, image books, games, means of transportation, landscapes, plants, advertizments.