In accordance with government guidance around Covid-19, our temporary exhibitions remain closed until further notice. Cultural events can't be held in public but most are streamed online.
The public libray is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
The Research library is open : François-Mitterrand site, on Monday from 2 to 5 pm, from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Richelieu, Arsenal and Opera sites, from Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm. More informations (in french)
You Are an Individual Donor
Giving to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France is easy. It starts at 10 euros and can be done with a credit card, cheque or transfer, and with installments. Have a question? Just get in touch!
You will benefit from an income tax deduction equivalent to 66% of your donation’s total amount, limited to 20% of your taxable income, reportable within 5 years (loi du 1er août 2013 relative au mécénat).
- A 20 € donation will cost 6,8 € after tax deduction
- A 50 € donation will cost 17 € after tax deduction
- A 100 € donation will cost 34€ after tax deduction
- A 200 € donation will cost 68 € after tax deduction
- A 500 € donation will cost 170 € after tax deduction
The BnF is not eligible to IFI donations (French real estate wealth tax)
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All willing donors will be mentioned on the BnF website or will be able to nominate a loved one to be mentioned in their place.