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The Library's collections, a total of 600,000 items, are built around two ensembles:

- An exceptional heritage collection, the core of which is Mazarin's (1602-1661) historic library, nowMore


The Mazarine Library originated in the private collections of Cardinal Mazarin (1602-1661), Richelieu's successor and prime minister during Louis XIV's minority between 1643 and 1661. The library in


Launch of Mazarinum, the Digital Library of the Bibliothèque Mazarine

Mazarinum offers access to a growing body of digital surrogates of incunables and post incunables in the collections of the Bibliothèque Mazarine. The launch of this digital library in May 2015


Guided Tour - Thursday, October the 22nd, at 6 PM

Guided tour with a curator: come and see the Mazarine Library in the evening, visit the 17th-century reading room, learn about the library's collections and their history, its missions. Open visit,