Lending for ninety-eight years
The American Library in Paris is the largest English-language lending library on the European continent. The Library’s 3,000 members representing 60 countries enjoy access to 100,000 books, current and historical periodicals, audio-visual materials, plus extensive reference and research resources in paper and electronic form. Its signature programming includes children’s and teen activities, evening speakers, and book groups – all in a newly-renovated space near the Eiffel Tower.
The Library was established in 1920 under the auspices of the American Library Association and the Library of Congress with a core collection of books and periodicals donated by American libraries to United States armed forces personnel serving their allies in World War I. It operates as a non-profit cultural association in France and is incorporated under the laws of Delaware.
Greetings from the Director
Young Author Fiction Festival
The 2018 Young Authors Fiction Festival (YAFF) is now underway. YAFF is free of charge to enter and open to all students ages 5-18 in the greater Paris area. The deadline to submit your story is Friday 30 March by 22h00. For story guidelines, more information, or to submit your story visit the YAFF page.