The American Library in Paris Archival Collection
Atrum post bellum, ex libris lux
10 March 1920
Periodical room, circa 1920
10 August 1920

Circulation desk of the Library, circa 1920

Circulation desk with mounted deer head behind at 10, rue de l'Elysée, formerly a palatial mansion

By December 1920, the Library has 5,000 subscribers. Each member is asked to pay 100 francs initial fee and 100 francs annually. Lifetime membership is available for 2,000 francs. The Library proves to be much in demand, circulating an average of 10,000 books a month. During its first year of operation, 91,722 documents are checked out.