Grande Bibliothèque

Contact information and opening hours

Closed for the Fête nationale and Canada Day

Please note that all BAnQ's facilities will be closed for the Fête nationale on Saturday, June 24, and for Canada Day on Saturday, July 1.

Week of June 26-July 2


475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est
Montréal (Québec) H2L 5C4

Telephone: 514 873-1100 (Montréal region)
or 1 800 363-9028 (elsewhere in Québec) 
Fax: 514 873-9312

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

News and new releases section
Tuesday through Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm

Main exhibition hall
Tuesday through Thursday: 12 noon to 9 pm
Friday: 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Espace Jeunes
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

400 spaces (access through Avenue Savoie and Rue Berri).


See rates


15, 30, 125

BAnQ Map


The Grande Bibliothèque Building.

Photo: Bernard Fougères

The Grande Bibliothèque, a vast public space of 33,000 square metres in the heart of Québec's largest city, is an exceptional cultural venue providing open and free access to more than four million items, including two million books. Essentially, all collections are part of two major ones: a Universal Circulating Collection and the National Collection.

In addition, the Grande Bibliothèque provides specialized services for, among other groups, children ages 0 to 13, teenagers, business people, newcomers to Québec, members of cultural communities and persons with visual or other impairments.

Our partners

Catalogue des bibliothèques du Québec. RFN. RDAQ. Les Amis de BAnQ. Fondation de BAnQ.