The BnF services are distributed over 5 locations / sites.
François-Mitterrand: Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris (https://www.bnf.fr/fr/francois-mitterrand)
Richelieu: 58 Rue de Richelieu, 75002 Paris (https://www.bnf.fr/fr/richelieu)
Arsenal: 1 Rue de Sully, 75004 Paris (https://www.bnf.fr/fr/arsenal)
Opéra: 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris (https://www.bnf.fr/fr/opera)
Maison Jean Vilar: 8 Rue de Mons, 84000 Avignon (https://www.bnf.fr/fr/jean-vilar)
33 (0)1 53 79 59 59
The architect who designed the François-Mitterrand building in the 90s is Dominique Perrault.
The Library goes back to the 14th century and a royal collection but the first legislation regarding Legal Deposit was enforced in 1537 as the king Francis the First signed the Ordonnance de Montpellier. In 1994, it became the Bibliothèque nationale de France and its missions were redefined.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) is one of the largest heritage, public and research libraries in the world. Throughout its history, it has always performed the task of collecting and preserving national and global collections in its care, in any form, for the benefit of all. Its digital library, Gallica was launched in 1997.