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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 : 28, 42, 63, 69, 72, 80, 82, 86, 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

Regular operating hours

The Library is open for browsing, checkout, and returns.

Covid-19 modifications: Limited study space and seating is available.

HOURS:
Tue–Wed: 10h–19h* | Thu: 10h–21h* | Fri–Sat: 10h–19h* | Sun: 13h–19h* | Mon: Closed

*closing hours contingent on curfew restrictions

Last hour: self-service only
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time

Summer Hours: The Library has reduced operating hours and is closed on Sundays from 15 July 2021 until 30 August 2021.

Winter Holiday: The Library’s regular annual closure is from Friday 24 December 2021 through Monday 3 January 2022.

Holiday closures

The Library will be closed on these dates in 2021:

Fri 1 January – New Year’s Day
Sun 4 April
 – Easter (Pâques)
Sat 1 May – Labor Day (Fête du Travail)
Sat 8 May – WWII Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945)
Thu 13 May – Ascension
Wed 14 July – Bastille Day
Sun 15 August – Assumption
Mon 1 November – All Saints’ Day (Toussaint)
Thu 11 November – Armistice Day
Fri 24 December – Christmas Eve
Sat 25 December – Christmas Day
Sun 26 December – Holiday break
Mon 27 December – Holiday break
Tue 28 December – Holiday break
Wed 29 December – Holiday break
Thu 30 December – Holiday break
Fri 31 December – New Year’s Eve
Sat 1 January 2022 – New Year’s Day
Sun 2 January 2022 – Holiday break

Summer Hours: The Library has reduced operating hours and is closed on Sundays from 15 July 2021 until 30 August 2021.