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Bibliothèque publique d’information


The project for a large public library in the centre of Paris came about in the 1960s. When Georges Pompidou imagined building a modern art museum on the Beaubourg site, the idea to combine it with a large library became obvious. The Museum and the Library (Bibliothèque publique d’information, known as Bpi) opened in 1977. Access to the Bpi is free for all. The Bpi’s collections are acquired along three main lines: encyclopaedias, news and lifelong education (almost 430,000 documents)



News January 16 2024

2024 Dublin Literary Award Longlist Revealed

With books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, 4 novels by Irish authors are in the running for the €100,000 prize sponsored by Dublin City Council
News November 28 2023

2024 Dublin Literary Award Judges Announced

Meet our judging panel for 2024 Dublin Literary Award
Video June 2 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Dublin Literary Award Ceremony

Katja Oskamp and translator Jo Heinrich win the prize for Marzahn, Mon Amour.
Video May 26 2023

2023 Award Winners in Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Author, Katja Oskamp and translator, Jo Heinrich in conversation.


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