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The Grande Bibliothèque is open

Users can once again browse the stacks at the Grande Bibliothèque and borrow materials without having to place them on hold.

The opening hours are:

  • Monday: closed
    Tuesday through Friday: from 10 am to 7 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 5 pm

Patrons can use a computer station (for one hour) or find a seated spot to read or do individual work.

The National Collection and Le Square are only open to users by appointment.

Until Sunday, March 7, users can only visit the Espace Jeunes (the children's library) by reserving a time slot. Everyone who enters the children’s library – adults, children and even babies – must have a printed or digital ticket.

Staff members will continue to process requests by email, phone and by online appointment.

For more information, go to our FAQ page.

Grande Bibliothèque

Contact information and opening hours

Week of March 1-March 7

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Grande Bibliothèque Closed From 10 am to 7 pm From 10 am to 7 pm From 10 am to 7 pm From 10 am to 7 pm From 10 am to 5 pm From 10 am to 5 pm
Boutique de BAnQ Closed From 11 am to 5 pm From 11 am to 5 pm From 11 am to 5 pm From 11 am to 5 pm From 11 am to 5 pm Closed
Espace Jeunes Closed From 10 am to 7 pm
Reservations
mandatory
From 10 am to 7 pm
Reservations
mandatory
From 10 am to 7 pm
Reservations
mandatory
From 10 am to 7 pm
Reservations
mandatory
From 10 am to 5 pm
Reservations
mandatory
From 10 am to 5 pm
Reservations
mandatory
Le Square
(in French only)
Closed By appointment By appointment By appointment By appointment Closed Closed
National Collection Closed By appointment By appointment By appointment By appointment 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 to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Espace Jeunes (the children's library)
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

BAnQ's Boutique
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 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.