Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Libraries of the World: The Bibliothèque nationale de France

The Bibliothèque nationale de France collects, preserves and makes known the national documentary heritage.

The BnF’s collections are unique in the world: 14 million books and printed documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps and plans, scores, coins, medals, sound documents, video and multimedia documents, scenery elements...All disciplines, whether intellectual, artistic or scientific, are represented in a comprehensive way. About 150 000 documents are added to the collections each year thanks to legal deposit, acquisitions and donations.

The above information is from the The Bibliothèque nationale de France's home page at http://www.bnf.fr/en/tools/a.welcome_to_the_bnf.html.

The photo is from Wikimedia via Flickr by Vincent Desjardins.

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