Become a Member

Become a member

As a private non-profit organization, The American Library in Paris receives no regular government subsidies and is largely financed by member fees, donations and grants. Your support helps us continue to provide books, research resources and educational programs to our members and those who access our resources on a short-term basis.

Membership Options

Sustaining Individual & Family Day & Week Pass Institutional
For those wishing to donate in a special way Annual/multi-year and short-term options available For occasional users and visitors Library access for your students, staff and faculty
Expanded borrowing privileges and other benefits while supporting the Library with an additional financial donation Discounts available for the unemployed, disabled, seniors, students and children No borrowing privileges Discounted prices tailored to the academic calendar and the needs of your institution
per year
from 55€
from 10€
per day
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Benefits of Membership

  • Borrowing privileges from the Library collection of over 120,000 items
  • Free, secure wireless internet access
  • Reference enquiries and research assistance
  • Access to digital databases (EBSCO, JSTOR, Zinio, Mango Languages, OverDrive, ProQuest ebrary, and World Book Online)
  • Ability to reserve our private 15-person conference room for 2 hours
  • Participation in events for children and teens
  • Participation in book groups, workshops and seminars
  • Ability to suggest a new title
  • Subscription to our quarterly Ex Libris newsletter (by request)
  • Subscription to our bi-weekly e-Libris
  • A haven in which to work, read and relax
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded people and share common interests

Member Benefits with our Local Business Partnership

The Library is very pleased to partner with local businesses who will be offering Library members discounts. When visiting these local businesses, present your Library card upon arrival and before you ask for the bill. Discount is valid only at listed locations. As well, discounts are valid only for the member named on the membership card, and are nontransferable. If you have any questions regarding our Local Business Partnership, please contact External Relations Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at

Café de Mars
11 rue Augereau, 75007 Paris     +33 (0) 1 45 50 10 90
A nice bistro on a quiet street off rue Saint-Dominique, just a block from the Library. The excellent menu features seasonal produce and changes weekly.
A free glass of house wine, selected by the café staff, or soft drink to accompany your meal during lunch

How to Join

It only takes a few minutes to sign up in person at the Library. Visit us at the Library Circulation desk where we will process your membership application and issue you with your Library card.

When joining the Library please bring:

  • a valid photo ID (passport or identity card)
  • a bill with current address (EDF, telephone)
  • payment in cash, check, or credit card
  • For short-term memberships—a 60€ refundable cash deposit (required only if you want borrowing privileges)
  • For student memberships—bring your current student card
  • For unemployed memberships— bring official documentation
  • For disabled memberships— bring your MDPH card
Note: All membership fees are non-refundable, but they are transferable.
Last modified on Monday, 05 September 2016 15:35