Reopening Update Tuesday 1 December

The Library will welcome members back into the building on Tuesday 1 December at 10h00 for browsing, checkout, and returns.

From Tuesday 1 December until 23 December, hours will be as follows:

Tue–Wed: 10h–19h. Thur: 10h–21h.
Fri–Sat: 10h–19h. Sun: 13h–19h. Mon: Closed.

The Library’s regular annual closure is from 24 December through 1 January.

  • 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. 

  • “Click & Collect” curbside lending will be phased out once the Library reopens. Appointments already scheduled will be honored. If you would like to check out books but have health concerns and cannot come to the Library, please email info@americanlibraryinparis.org or give us a call during our regular business hours: 01.53.59.12.60. We will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.

  • 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?
New members will need to wait until confinement is lifted to receive their library cards. Until then, our Member Services team will email you all the information you need to access our virtual resources and attend programs. Email info@americanlibraryinparis.org if you have any questions.

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. Please subscribe to e-Libris for the latest programming and Library news.