Especially For...

Our users come from diverse backgrounds, span all disciplines and have varied needs. Find out what we have especially for you.

 

Lots to discover for all ages

The Library's children's and young adults’ services department is a bustling place that represents an important part of the Library's activity. Children and their families are encouraged to make use of our large print and audio-visual collections or to attend one of the many readings, programs and workshops offered for young people year round.

Unless otherwise stated, children attending Library programs must have their own library card, or be covered by a family membership. Non-members may attend Story Hours, Saturday programs, Lap-sits and special events to see if their children would enjoy these activities, however a day fee will apply.

Are you an author or performer? Contact Celeste, the children’s and young adults’ services manager, if you are interested in scheduling a reading or special event at the Library.

Teen mezzanine

Young adults are invited to come in and find a cozy spot to read on the teen mezzanine or to join in one of our many activities for ages 12-18. Teens and their families are encouraged to make use of our large print and audio-visual collections, as well as the many readings, programs and workshops offered for young people year round.

Unless otherwise stated, children and teens attending Library programs must have their own library card, or be covered by a family membership. Non-members may attend Teen Nights and workshops to see if they enjoy these activities, however a day fee will apply.

Teachers and Homeschoolers

The American Library in Paris has many services and resources to assist teachers and homeschoolers. Materials to plan curricula and classroom activities are available, with an emphasis on materials for teachers of English as a second language.

Membership to the Library offers access to the collection and the ability to check out books and other materials. Visit our membership page for details and information on how to join the Library.

Read about our institutional memberships which, through an agreement with your school, could provide discounted memberships for both students and faculty members.

Students and Researchers

The American Library in Paris provides access to a marketplace of ideas and is an important resource for assignments that encourage students to go beyond the course syllabus. Researchers travel from around the world to access our unique collection, which includes material dating back to the 19th century.

Tourists and Visitors

The Library welcomes people who want to use the Library's reading rooms and access the Internet, as well as those who are interested in using the collection and services. To access the Library for a very short period, you can purchase either a Day or Week Pass. If you're in town a bit longer, consider a short-term individual or family membership (4-month and 6-month options available).

Schools & Abroad Programs

When students use a wide array of information resources that they seek out on their own, they can enrich their learning through exploration of topics of interest. The American Library in Paris is an important resource for assignments that encourage students to go beyond the course syllabus.

Groups and Associations

The American Library in Paris is a place where people can come together to participate in a wide variety of program opportunities.

Partnerships with The American Library in Paris can take on many forms, including developing joint evening events and determining how our Library might help support your activities.