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The Library welcomes your questions. Please note that reference questions received from members of the Library are given first priority, and therefore, due to the volume of questions, we may not be able to treat reference queries from the general public as promptly as we would like.

American Library in Paris

Location & Hours

Directions

Public Transport

Metro : École Militaire (line 8), Alma-Marceau (line 9)
RER : Pont de l’Alma (line C)
Bus Routes : 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87, 92

RATP website

Vélib'

Paris’s self service “bike hire” system.
Vélib’ stations close to the Library
How to use Vélib’

Parking

Saint Dominique – 3 min walk
Quai Branly – Tour Eiffel – 4 min walk
Joffre École Militaire – 9 min walk

Hours

Operating hours

Tue-Fri: 13h-18h  | Sat: 11h-16h30

Holiday closures

The Library will be closed on these dates in 2020:

Wed 1 January – New Year’s Day
Sun 12 April
 – Easter (Pâques)
Fri 1 May – Labor Day (Fête du Travail)
Fri 8 May – WWII Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945)
Thu 21 May – Ascension
Tue 14 July – Bastille Day
Sat 15 August – Assumption
Sun 1 November – All Saints’ Day (Toussaint)
Wed 11 November – Armistice Day
Thu 24 December – Christmas Eve
Fri 25 December – Christmas Day
Sat 26 December – Holiday break
Sun 27 December – Holiday break
Mon 28 December – Holiday break
Tue 29 December – Holiday break
Wed 30 December – Holiday break
Thu 31 December – New Year’s Eve
Fri 1 January 2021 – New Year’s Day

The Library has reduced operating hours from mid-July until end-August.