Circulation desk of the Library, circa 1920
10 May 1920
10, rue de l’Élysée
16 April 2017

Periodical room, circa 1920

Parisians and expats reading in the periodical room.

The periodical room is free for use by patrons and non-patrons alike, comprising a rich collection of over 100 American magazines and periodicals. A French journalist visiting on behalf of Le Figaro is especially amazed, noting, “Twelve consecutive hours of opening […] reading rooms open on Sunday afternoons […]. These ideas could only have come from American minds.”