Room F – Art and Sports

Room F is mostly dedicated to art (except music and cinema, located in Room A) but also offers documents related to sports. The collections aim at both the general public with introductions on art and exhibition catalogs, and at art students with the latest academic publications.  


Salle F © Thierry Ardouin / Tendance Floue / BnF

Contemporary art is particularly represented featuring a variety of subjects ranging from Land art to Street art. There are 95 periodicals related to art disciplines, ebooks, and electronic and audiovisual resources. The room seats 134 people and houses 24,000 documents.


  • Art History 
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Fine Arts
  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Painting
  • Engraving
  • Photography
  • Performing Arts 
  • Sport

Offered services

  • Group room for up to 6 people
  • Coloor photocopier
  • Training in art-related digital resources

Noteworthy Collections

  • Corpora: corpora gather writings on a specific artist, their body of work, commentaries, criticisms, and exhibition catalogs. There are corpora available for painters, sculptors, architects, photographers, fashion designers, dancers, and choreographers.  
  • Sport: the collection is mainly dedicated to competitive sports (from football to swimming and mountaineering) and comprises fine art books and history books.

Useful resources