For your health and ours, masks remain strongly recommended.

Changes to operations due to latest Covid-19 measures

  • Adult programming—including evening events, workshops, and book groups—continues without interruption. Please check our online programs calendar to see if an event is being held virtually or in-person at the Library

  • Our regular Children’s and Teens’ programs continue, with some programs taking place in person, and others 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.

  • Take advantage of our vast collection of digital resources, including The New York Times online, e-books, digital magazines, language-learning tools, our podcast, and our past Evenings with an Author on YouTube.

  • 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 pick up your Library card at the Member Services desk anytime until 30 minutes before closing. If you are not able to come to the Library, please email our Member Services team, who will send 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 were levied during the confinement and deconfinement periods. 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.

Fines for overdue items were reinstated on 1 October 2021.

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 to make arrangements for their return or replacement. Email: info@americanlibraryinparis.org

When will onsite programs for children, teens, and adults resume? 
Some programs have resumed in person, while others continue virtually or in a hybrid format. Please subscribe to e-Libris for the latest programming and Library news.

Do I need a Pass Vaccinal to visit the Library? 
No. Per French law, as of 13 March 2022, you no longer need a Pass Vaccinal or Pass Sanitaire to enter the Library.

I don’t feel comfortable entering the Library. Are you offering Click & Collect?
Please contact the Member Services team if you are unable to either get to or enter the Library. Arrangements are being made on a case-by-case basis, and fees apply for books delivered by post or bicycle courrier.