Musée d'Orsay: Library


Important: opening days of the library

From Monday 8 January 2018 onwards, the Conservation Library will be open to researchers only on Thursdays and Fridays from 2pm to 5.30pm.

Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


The library holds books and periodicals relating to artists and artistic movements for the period 1848-1914.

The collections are not freely accessible. The bibliographical references required to complete the request forms for works can be found on the Ministry of Culture website, in the collective catalogue of the French National Museums libraries..

Loans are not permitted.

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