May 5, 2010

The Bibliotheque Nationale de France ((BnF), or National Library of France is along the Seine river, lies in front of the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (Bercy sports center). Located at Quai Francois-Mauriac, 13th arrondissement, the library is one of the richest libraries in France, with electronic documentation in all fields of knowledge, offering some 20,000 online periodicals of all kinds.

It consists of departments for prints, manuscripts, etchings, maps, plans and music, as temporary exhibition areas. The temporary exhibition areas are Galerie Mansart, Galerie Mazarine and the four Galerie Colbert areas of Vitrine des Arts du Spectacle. The Medals and Antiques Room is the permanent museum. It’s amazing library, with ten million pieces of printed or recorded material, employs more than 2,800 people in its departments and has a 1,600-seat capacity in its open reading rooms, along with 2,000 seats reserved for scientists and researchers. I could find All publications and books published in France here.

Station on Paris metro : Bibliothèque François Mitterrand