Free Gallica app for the iPad

Gallica app is available free from iTunes

The Bibliothèque nationale de France is now offering a free app for its digital library Gallica. The app for the iPad is freely available from iTunes. More about the app is here.

A version for Android platforms is planned for end of 2012,  and for the iphone in early 2013.

The app will give access to Gallica’s fantastic and growing digital collection. They include:

  • 2 million documents
  • 240,000+ books
  • 60,000+ maps
  • 30,000+ manuscripts
  • 470,000+ images
  • 800,000+ periodicals
  • and scores and sound recordings.

Gallica is not just a fantastic resource for those studying French history of all periods, but also global history, British history, European history, history of science, etc. There are rich visual sources (cartoons to photos) and maps covering many periods.