Dominique Perrault Architecture


15 | 12 | 2016

20th anniversary of the public opening of the French national Library

Twenty years ago, the French national Library opened its doors to the public.

Decided by French president François Mitterrand in 1988, developed by Dominique Perrault after an international competition in 1989, officially inaugurated in 1995, the French national Library welcomes its first readers and researchers on December 16th, 1995. A stamp was published at this occasion.
In recent years, the Library drew between 800,000 and 900,000 annual visitors.

Source : Rapport d’activité de la Bnf, 2015

Discover the chronology of the French national Library on the website