The Bibliothèque nationale de France is the National Library of France, located in Paris. It is the national repository of all that is published in France and also holds extensive historical collections.

The National Library of France traces its origin to the royal library founded at the Louvre Palace by Charles V in 1368.

Gallica, the digital library for online users, was established in October 1997. As of October 2017, Gallica had made available on the Web about:4.286.000 documents, 533.000 books, 131.000 maps, 96.000 manuscripts, 1.208.000 images, 1.907.000 newspapers and magazines, 47.800 sheets of music, 50.000 audio recordings, 358.000 object.

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