pass sanitaire

À compter du 21 juillet, conformément au décret n° 2021-955 du 19 juillet 2021, un pass sanitaire devra être présenté afin d’accéder à tous les sites, excepté la Galerie de Géologie et de Minéralogie et les Grandes Serres.

Une tolérance sera appliquée pour les 12-17 ans jusqu'au 30 août. Cette obligation ne s’applique pas aux enfants de moins de 12 ans.

Les visiteurs ayant acheté un billet avant le 21 juillet et qui ne satisfont pas aux obligations sanitaires peuvent demander l'échange ou le remboursement de leur billet.

Pour garantir la sécurité de tous les visiteurs et personnels, le port du masque demeure obligatoire dans les espaces intérieurs et les files d'attente. Il est recommandé dans les espaces de plein air.

Consultez notre page "préparez votre visite" pour plus d'informations. 

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Bibliothèque centrale, bibliothèque de recherche © MNHN - JC Domenech
Bibliothèque centrale, bibliothèque de recherche © MNHN - JC Domenech
All year

Libraries

Would you like to learn even more from your visit to the Jardin des Plantes (Garden of Plants)? Are you passionate about natural, earth and human sciences? The Museum’s libraries contain some 2 million documents for you to peruse!

Opening times

Open today

FROM June 9 TO 30 : 

- Free access to the media library, from monday to thursday, 1pm - 5pm

- Access on schedule to the Research Library 

More information: bibliotheques.mnhn.fr

Target public

Media library

open to all

Research library

open to all researchers on presentation of ID

Accessible to visitors with reduced mobility

Getting here

Libraries

Access via 38 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire or the Jardin des Plantes
75005 Paris

Prices

Free

 

Located at the heart of the Jardin des plantes, the Bibliothèque centrale (Central Library) is set out on two floors:

  • the Media Library, on the ground floor
  • the Research Library, on the 2nd floor

The Media Library

On the ground floor, the Media Library collections are open to all for browsing: here you will find reference works and practical guides dedicated to botany, zoology, ecology, prehistory, palentology, science history, gardening, and landscape art. A collection adapted to a young audience awaits budding naturalists and the curious.

 

If you come to the Media Library, you will also be able to admire the famous Cabinet of Curiosities assembled by Joseph Bonnier de la Mosson, a wealthy 18th-century scholar. Acquired by Buffon for the Jardin du Roi (King’s Garden), the cabinet is listed as a historic monument. Also on display are the full-scale hippopotamus sculpted in 1931 by François Pompon and the model of HMS Beagle, the famous vessel used by young Charles Darwin for his 2nd expedition.

Bibliothèque centrale, Médiathèque © MNHN - JC Domenech
Bibliothèque centrale, Médiathèque © MNHN - JC Domenech
Bibliothèque centrale, Cabinet Bonnier de la Mosson © MNHN - JC Domench
Bibliothèque centrale, Cabinet Bonnier de la Mosson © MNHN – JC Domenech

The Research Library

Do you need to do some research using the library’s specialist collections? On the 2nd floor you will find books and journals (printed and electronic versions), maps, manuscripts, scientific and institutional archives, drawings, photographs, art works and objects

Throughout your visit, library staff will be on hand to guide you and help you find what you are looking for.

Bibliothèque centrale, Bibliothèque de recherche © MNHN - JC Domenech
Bibliothèque centrale, Bibliothèque de recherche © MNHN - JC Domenech

Attached to the Bibliothèque centrale, the Museum’s Library Network also is made up of fifteen specialist research libraries.

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