Have an iPad? Yes? Then lucky you! Now you can have the vast and wonderful digital collections of Gallica — the digital library of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) — at your fingertips. The BnF recently released their own iPad app, making available around 2 million digitized items from their Gallica collections.

Currently the Gallica digital collections offer:
1,950,520 documents
383,911 books
60,356 maps
28,236 manuscripts
539,892 images
925,799 periodicals
10,219 scores
2,107 sound recordings


You can download the app here (USA) or visit the Gallica website.

For those of you with non-iOS devices, the Android version is forthcoming.