What would you like to know?

The Library welcomes your questions. Please note that reference questions received from members of the Library are given first priority, and therefore, due to the volume of questions, we may not be able to treat reference queries from the general public as promptly as we would like.

Location & Hours


Public Transport

Metro : Ecole Militaire (line 8), Alma-Marceau (line 9)
RER : Pont de l’Alma (line C)
Bus Routes : 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87, 92

RATP website


Paris’ self service “bike hire” system.
Vélib’ stations close to the Library
How to use Vélib’


Saint Dominique – 3 min walk
Quai Branly – Tour Eiffel – 4 min walk
Joffre Ecole Militaire – 9 min walk


Operating hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10h-19h
Wednesday 10h-19h
Thursday 10h-22h
Friday 10h-19h
Saturday 10h-19h
Sunday 13h-19h

The Library is open late on Thursdays until 22h00. The Children’s Library and Teen Mezzanine is closed during late-night Thursdays, however books for children and teens can be retrieved upon request.

Holiday closures

The Library will be closed on these dates in 2018:

Sun 1 April – Easter (Pâques)
Mon 2 April – Easter Monday (lundi de Pâques)
Tue 1 May – Labor Day (Fête du Travail)
Tue 8 May – WWII Victory Day (Fête de la Victoire 1945)
Thu 10 May – Ascension
Mon 21 May – Whit Monday (lundi de Pentecôte)
Sat 14 July – Bastille Day
Wed 15 August – Assumption
Thu 1 November – All Saints Day (Toussaint)
Sun 11 November – Armistice Day (Armistice 1918)
Tue 25 December – Christmas
Tue 1 January – New Year