Association des Amis de la Bibliotheque Nationale de France
In 1913 a group of scientists, artists, academics and amateurs gathered around the academician Francis Charmes , of Salomon Reinach , Pierre Champion and Henri Beraldi have the ambition to raise awareness of the richness of the Library national creating the Friends of the national Library (SABN). Recognized in 1927 as a public utility, it strives for maintaining this tradition. In 1995, the Friends of the National Library and the Friends of the Library of France merged to form the Association of Friends of the National Library of France. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are elected by the General Assembly for terms of three years, renewable.