The Pass BnF ‘Lecture/Culture’ gives you unlimited access to the reading rooms of the Public Library (Haut-de-jardin Level, François-Mitterrand site), an extensive reference library, and to about 15 exhibitions per year and 200 events, including festivals, concerts, lectures, symposia, conferences and live performances.
The BnF pass is a simplified and competitive offer for you to access knowledge in all its forms, to diverse collections on all types of media: books, press, cartoons, film, video games, sound archives, photographies and more.
The Pass BnF ‘Lecture/Culture’ can be completed or replaced by a Research Pass (with justificatory documents) with a complimentary rate.
Single price: 15 € per year
Pass BnF lecture / culture © Béatrice Lucchese / BnF
The Pass BnF ‘Lecture/Culture’ is accessible to all from age 16 and up. It is valid for one year from the retrieval date onwards.
Buying the pass
Whether you are getting the pass for the first time or renewing it, there are two ways to purchasing:
The pass must be retrieved at the greeting desk by its owner in person. It is personal and cannot be let.
Other services and special offers
An introductory visit to the Public Library [In French]
For: general public from 16 and up
Introduction to the Haut-de-jardin General Library (François-Mitterrand): the contents of the visit depend on visitors’ interests, help in reading rooms.
Entrance to the reading rooms depends on the current occupation rate.
Visiting hours: every day at 5 PMm or on demand
Duration: 20 minutes
Meeting point: East hall in front of the François-Mitterrand Library model
Personalized services [In French]
If you want to get to know the Library and navigate the spaces or know which offer is better suited to you, we offer a bespoke service for everyone including non-ticket holders. You can access the service: