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Stay connected during Library closure

Dear Library supporter and friend,

In accordance with official recommendations concerning libraries and cultural institutions, the American Library in Paris is closed until further notice.

All our online resources remain available to members, and we encourage you to take advantage of the virtual American Library during this challenging time. Reliable information, evidence-based news sources, and life-affirming literature are more important than ever. Our resources and staff are here for you.

There are many ways you can use the Library and stay in touch with us:

  • Consult with a reference librarian for research questions and reading recommendations. Email with your contact information to schedule an appointment.
  • Suggest e-books with our online form.
  • Get reading and activity recommendations from our Children’s librarians.
  • Connect to a virtual Story Hour. Information on how to join is available on our calendar. You may contact the Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager directly with questions about virtual programs:
  • Follow us on social media and join a global conversation of fellow bibliophiles.

As a reminder, members have digital access to the New York Times, over 2,000 full-text sources through EBSCO, current e-magazines through RBdigital, and popular e-books through OverDrive. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions on how to access these resources:

Book loan periods will be extended until the Library reopens, and fines accrued during the closure will be excused. Please hold onto your books until we reopen. Do not try to drop them off at the Library or mail them back. However, if you have left the city indefinitely, please contact us at so we can make arrangements for extended borrowing and returns.

Thank you,
Audrey Chapuis, Director