Talk:Bibliothèque nationale de France

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I'll try to photograph the library. David.Monniaux 20:54, 20 Aug 2004 (UTC)

The article should specify that it is located in Paris. - 200.195.88.5

What happened to the arcade by the CCC? -Slash-μιλώ 05:15, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

It seems that quite a lot of material was removed at some point...[edit]

Virtually every piece of information about this library that could be construed as critical or controversial has been removed. It that really appropriate? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.226.69.39 (talk) 17:06, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Is the detail about Fernand Braudel correct?[edit]

Fernand Braudel is listed as dying around ten years before the national library opened. I can't say that I much about him but it seems that there might be a time error. Either that or the story about him writing The Structures of Ordinary Life after being refused a library card there must be wrong. Either his date of death is wrong, it is a different library or something else. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 193.62.111.10 (talk) 13:38, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

According to Naming_conventions, the title page should be on the English name with a REDIRECT from the original French name, and not the other way round. Clpda (talk) 21:32, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Weak oppose. I believe this is one of the cases in which English has adopted a foreign name; if so, we should use it. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 02:49, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Oppose. I've never seen the English form before. The customary abbreviation in English works is "BnF". Srnec (talk) 04:50, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Oppose per Srnec. "National Library of France" would be ridiculous. It is the Bibliotheque nationale even in English. Adam Bishop (talk) 07:34, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments/statements. Since this actually goes beyond the case of the BnF, I have posted my reply on Talk:List_of_national_libraries (section 'English vs. original name'). Clpda (talk) 00:08, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Just to reinforce the above statements, here's the Google search results for the two phrases (may not be entirely accurate but at least gives an idea):
Since the naming conventions say "Name your pages in English and place the native transliteration on the first line of the article unless the native form is more commonly recognized by readers than the English form" (own emphasis), probably the French term should be used. -kotra (talk) 07:04, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you all for your opinions. There is consensus about keeping the original name and I cancelled my move request. Clpda (talk) 07:57, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

current building[edit]

I came here looking for information on the building that houses the national collection. I tried to visit it not too long after it was finished but could not get access. Any-way, I was expecting a discussion of the architecture of this building, but found almost none. I was also expecting an exterior picture, since when it was built that was of great interest; but I found none. Can't we cadge a picture from the French Wik site on the library?Kdammers (talk) 12:36, 25 January 2013 (UTC)