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Gradual reopening of the Grande Bibliothèque

The Grande Bibliothèque reopened its doors to the public on July 2 with very specific services: subscribers are able to borrow materials they've placed on hold in advance, return materials and join BAnQ. The public is not allowed to peruse the shelves.

Modified opening hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday through Friday: from 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 5 pm

If your research of heritage materials requires it, an appointment in the National Collection could be scheduled. But requests are first assessed and processed by phone and by email.

Read our frequently asked questions for the reopening conditions.

Grande Bibliothèque

Contact information and opening hours

Week of August 10-August 16

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Grande Bibliothèque Closed 10 am to 8 pm 10 am to 8 pm 10 am to 8 pm 10 am to 8 pm 10 am to 5 pm 10 am to 5 pm
Boutique de BAnQ Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
News and
new releases section
(ground floor)
Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Espace Jeunes Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Square
(in French only)
Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

 

Address
475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est
Montréal (Québec) H2L 5C4

Telephone: 514 873-1100 (Montréal region)
or 1 800 363-9028 (elsewhere in Québec) 
Fax: 514 873-9312

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm

News and new releases section
Closed

Espace Jeunes
Closed

Boutique de BAnQ
Closed

Parking
400 spaces (access through Avenue Savoie and Rue Berri).

Parking.

See rates


Metro:
Berri-UQAM

Buses:
15, 30, 125

BAnQ Map

 

The Grande Bibliothèque Building.

Photo: Bernard Fougères

The Grande Bibliothèque, a vast public space of 33,000 square metres in the heart of Québec's largest city, is an exceptional cultural venue providing open and free access to more than four million items, including two million books. Essentially, all collections are part of two major ones: a Universal Circulating Collection and the National Collection.

In addition, the Grande Bibliothèque provides specialized services for, among other groups, children ages 0 to 13, teenagers, business people, newcomers to Québec, members of cultural communities and persons with visual or other impairments.