We are pleased to offer our members and users a wide variety of e-resources: The New York Times, ProQuest’s Ebook Central Business Collection, EBSCO’s MasterFILE Premier and NoveList, JSTOR, Mango Languages, WorldBook Online, RBdigital, and OverDrive.

When at the Library, you can access all our databases and e-sources at one of four dedicated computer stations, or on your own device.

Active members of the Library can access these resources from the comfort of home.

1. Open the Database login screen

2. Enter your Library card number (the “barcode”) and your PIN (by default, the last 4 digits of your phone number).

3. Choose the database or e-resource you’d like to explore.

ProQuest eBrary Business Collection

ProQuest Ebook Central Business Collection contains over 21,200 electronic books in a variety of business-related subject areas, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business ethics
  • Capital markets
  • Economic policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate culture and finance
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Much more…

Only books from trusted publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, McGraw Hill, and Palgrave MacMillan are included in the collection. While this is primarily a scholarly research database, much of the material will be useful for casual readers, as well as students and researchers. Searching the database is user-friendly and intuitive, allowing users to find relevant, topical materials quickly and easily.


JSTOR’s “Public Library Collection I” features more than 2,400 journal titles across a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from arts and humanities to biology and business. Extensive coverage of art and art history, architecture, business, history, language and literary criticism, music, philosophy, and religion is included, as well as rare American Art periodicals from the 19th and early 20th century digitized as a special project with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Coverage of economics, business administration, finance, public administration, business history, accounting, management, and marketing is also provided.


MasterFILE™ Premier

Content includes:

  • Nearly 1,700 full text periodicals
  • More than 1.6 million photos, maps and flags
  • Over 73,000 primary source documents
  • More than 440 full text reference books

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains bibliographic records and full text for more than 1,600 periodicals covering general reference, and a broad array of popular magazines and journals. Full-text archives (in pdf or html) go back as far as 1975.

Subjects covered: Arts & Entertainment, Business, Communication, Education, General Interest, Health & Medicine, History, Home & Living, Literature & Writing, Politics & Government, Religion & Philosophy, Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Sports & Leisure, and Technology.


NoveList is an electronic readers’ advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles. Three powerful search techniques allow readers to look for books by entering descriptive terms that appear in subject headings, reviews, and other fields in the title records. NoveList also features Advanced Natural Language searching and Boolean searching, providing full-text searching of reviews to Describe a Plot.

Besides locating books to read, users can learn more about books and authors through Feature Articles, Book Discussion Guides, and BookTalks. These features have been developed specifically with NoveList users in mind, offering support for librarians, teachers, and individual readers.

NoveList contains materials for all ages including picture books, children’s “chapter” books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated monthly, the NoveList database integrates information from a variety of sources and contains full-text reviews for adult, young adult, children’s and easy fiction titles from several journals, including: Booklist, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online teaching tool that uses conversation-based lessons to teach over 70 languages, not to mention fun mini-courses like Pirate, Italian for Romance, Russian slang. Mango also offers English lessons in 21 languages, including French. With its easy-to-follow lessons that emphasize cultural sensitivity and audio clips featuring native speakers, Mango is a great way to learn a new language or to refresh yourself on grammar and vocabulary.

World Book Online

The World Book Online website offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides. With a suite of digital products designed to meet the needs of every child, World Book Online offers everything from early learning to advanced research with a lot more in between.

  • World Book Kids which has fun, easy-to-read articles, illustrations, and activities for children.
  • Info Finder is tailored for elementary to middle school-age students with over 40,000 articles, rich multimedia resources and a Biography Center with more than 10,000 biographies
  • Reference Center is a robust multimedia reference tool that includes encyclopedia, eBooks, and primary source databases suitable for high school students and beyond.


RBdigital is an online platform that offers full-cover, cover-to-cover, interactive digital magazines. Library members are now able to download and read complete editions of recent issues of selected magazines. The magazines in the American Library in Paris collection include: Architectural DigestBon Appétit, Conde Nast Traveler, Cook’s Illustrated, The Economist (Continental Europe edition), Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Magazine, Highlights for Children, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, New Scientist, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, O: the Oprah Magazine, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Wired.


Library members are able to check out e-books from home or abroad, and begin reading immediately. The Library’s OverDrive e-book collection includes 180+ of the year’s most popular fiction and non-fiction titles that can be read online or downloaded onto a device.

The New York Times

The complete online version of The New York Times is now available to Library members. Both the current issue and archival articles are available at NYTimes.com and the NYTimes smartphone app. Once you’ve logged into your Library account, set up your own profile at nytimes.com, then click “redeem” to activate 72 hours of unlimited access. You may redeem this offer every 3 days for as long as your Library membership is active.