La Bibliothèque nationale de France is reopening on a phased basis from 6 July, subject to Government public health advice.
Priority Access to Research Reading Rooms will be given to Readers with a material/document reservation. It won't be possible to order material on the day of your visit. Readers and staff are required to wear a mask in all the public spaces of the library.
Holders of a ‘Pass Recherche’ can book appointment and order material online.
Room R – History of Science, Fundamental Science – Maps and Plans
Room R – History of Science, Fundamental Science - Maps and Plans © Thierry Ardouin
The collections focus on reference works (bibliographies, databases etc.) complete works, general surveys and treaties, synthetic works and a selection of publication to follow the evolution or research in a variety of fields. The selection of periodicals focuses on the fundamentals, mainly general and multidisciplinary titles. Current acquired documents are mainly digital. The digital library is particularly rich with monographs (ebooks). Since 2016, the Maps and Plan Department has been located in Room R and will remain there until the completion of the Renovation of the Richelieu Library.
Help for documentary research on how to use paper and electronic collections
Microfilm and Microfiche readers
Freely accessible Computer stations