Changes to operations due to latest Covid-19 measures

  • All evening programs, workshopsbook groupsCritical Conversations, and other adult programming will continue virtually with no interruptions.

  • Our regular Children’s and Teens’ programs will take place on Zoom. Please see our website calendar for more information about each program.

  • Member Services staff and librarians are at your disposal 6 days per week, and may be reached during our regular operating hours at info@americanlibraryinparis.org.

  • Book loan periods will be extended and fines will be waived throughout the confinement.
  • Take advantage of our vast collection of digital resources, including The New York Times online, e-books, magazines, language-learning tools, our podcast, and our past Evenings with an Author on YouTube. 

  • Curbside lending will be reintroduced if we are obliged to close the facility, but are allowed to offer members “click & collect” service. Please check this page for updates.

  • Sign up for e-Libris, our e-newsletter, for the latest information.

Services available online

Please use our online tools:

  • Create or renew your membership 
  • Pay overdue fines and lost item fees via your online account
  • Place a request for a checked-out or on-order item via your online account
  • Access (or request assistance with) our e-resources
  • Ask a reference question or contact our librarians at info@americanlibraryinparis.org
  • Attend a virtual program for kids, teens, or adults
  • Support the Library with a donation

FAQ

My membership has expired. Can I renew it online?
Yes, you may renew your membership online. Once you receive email confirmation that your account has been reactivated, you may use your library card’s barcode number to access our online resources and attend virtual programs.

I joined the Library online. How can I get my library card?
If you created a new membership online, you may come to the Library anytime during opening hours to pick up your Library card. If you are not able to come to the Library, please email our Member Services team, who will semd you all the information you need to access our virtual resources and attend programs. Email: info@americanlibraryinparis.org

I have fines or lost book fees on my account.
No overdue fines will accrue during the confinement. However, fines that accrued prior to 15 March 2020 are still posted to members’ accounts, are considered due, and should be paid online. Fees for lost or damaged materials remain the responsibility of the member, whether accrued prior, during, or after the confinement. These fees should also be paid online.

A book I returned before reconfinement is still listed on my account.
Please send us an email with the title and the date the item was returned and we will try to locate it.

I have books to return but I’ve left the country.
Please contact us by email to make arrangements for their return or replacement.

When will onsite programs for children, teens, and adults resume? 
Programs for all ages will continue virtually for the present time, with some exceptions for Children’s and Teens’ Services. Please subscribe to e-Libris for the latest programming and Library news.

Do I need a pass sanitaire to visit the Library? 
No, according to current government directives, you do not need a pass sanitaire or other proof of vaccination or COVID-negative status to come to the Library.