From 2 January 2023, the Reading Room will also be open on Mondays from 14.00 to 20.00. This extension of opening hours is one of the many projects in the National Library's 2022-2024 work programme.
The BnL is a place of research and study, frequented by various publics, in particular, students, researchers, and book and culture enthusiasts. In fact, the number of visitors to the BnL has continued to increase, despite the pandemic:
|Visitors per day||330||697|
|of which after 18.00||21||50|
By also opening the Reading Room on Mondays, the public will be able to use BnL premises every working day. The Reception, Loans and Information desks will stay closed, but the following services will be available on Mondays from 14.00 to 20.00: automatic return and borrowing of documents stored in the Reading Room, access to Reading Room documents, reservation of carrels, audio booths and the Music Room, access to copiers, cloakrooms and toilets. Reference services will operate via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Room and Media Centre
Reception, Loans and Information desks