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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

    Summer Hours

    SUMMER HOURS: The Library has reduced operating hours and is closed on Sundays and Mondays from 15 July 2022 until 29 August 2022.

    Tue–Wed: 13h–19h | ThuFri–Sat: 10h–16h | Sun: Closed | Mon: Closed

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

    Regular operating hours

    HOURS:
    Tue–Wed: 10h–21h | ThuFri–Sat: 10h–19h | Sun: 13h–19h | Mon: Closed

    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 2022 until 29 August 2022.

    Winter Holiday: The Library’s regular annual closure is from Saturday 24 December 2022 through Monday 2 January 2023.

    Holiday closures

    The Library will be closed on these dates in 2022:

    Saturday 1 January 2022 – New Year’s Day
    Sunday 2 January 2022 – Holiday break
    Monday 3 January 2022 – Holiday break
    Sunday 17 April 2022 – Easter
    Monday 18 April 2022 – Easter Monday
    Sunday 1 May 2022 – Labor Day
    Sunday 8 May 2022 – WWII Victory Day
    Thursday 26 May 2022 – Ascension
    Monday 6 June 2022 – Whit Monday
    Thursday 14 July 2022 – Bastille Day
    Monday 15 August 2022 – Assumption
    Tuesday 1 November 2022 – All Saints’ Day
    Friday 11 November 2022 – Armistice Day
    Saturday 24 December 2022 – Christmas Eve
    Sunday 25 December 2022 – Christmas Day
    Monday 26 December 2022 – Holiday break
    Tuesday 27 December 2022 – Holiday break
    Wednesday 28 December 2022 – Holiday break
    Thursday 29 December 2022 – Holiday break
    Friday 30 December 2022 – Holiday break
    Saturday 31 December 2022 – Holiday break
    Sunday 1 January 2023 – Holiday break
    Monday 2 January 2023 – Holiday break

     

    Summer Hours: The Library has reduced operating hours and is closed on Sundays from 15 July 2022 until 29 August 2022.