Individual & Family Memberships

Our individual and family membership packages are available on an annual or short-term basis, and provide full access to the Library's collection and services, including daily papers and magazines, Internet, and online resources.

To join, please visit us at the Library and inquire about membership options at the Member Services Desk. You will be asked for the following upon registration:

  • Valid photo ID - For Family memberships, photo ID for the responsible party is sufficient. For Student memberships, please bring a valid student ID or other proof of enrollment for the current academic year.
  • Proof of address - A utility bill or rental agreement with responsible party's name and current address. Paper or electronic versions are acceptable. If you are being hosted in Paris, please bring an attestation d'hébergement signed by your host and a photocopy of their valid photo ID.
  • Proof of phone number - If you have your mobile phone with you when you register, we will simply call the number you provide in order to verify it. If you do not have a mobile phone or do not have it with you at the time of registration, please bring a telephone bill with your name and number.
  • Proof of e-mail address - If you have a smartphone, you may show us your e-mail inbox on your phone at the time of registration. Otherwise, you may bring a printed e-mail with your name and e-mail address.
  • Proof of eligibility for discounted memberships, if applicable - Official documentation from Pôle Emploi is required for Unemployed membership discounts. Official documentation from MDPH is required for Disabled membership discounts.
  • Payment - Payment is possible by check, cash, or credit card. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express cards. If you would like to set up monthly membership fee payment, please bring a RIB (relevé d'identité bancaire) at the time of registration.

See the table below for pricing, conditions and additional requirements.

NOTE: All membership fees are non-refundable, but they are transferable (i.e., you may transfer your current membership to a friend or family member at any time) and upgradeable (i.e., you may upgrade from an Individual or Juvenile membership to a Family membership at any time).


Your library card is strictly personal and may not be shared.

Annual: 135€ / Discounted: 100€ 
Borrow 20 books and 10 magazines at any one time

Discounted memberships:
- Unemployed
- Disabled
- Senior (aged 60 and over)

Four months: 65€
For borrowing privileges, an additional 60€ refundable cash deposit is required*


Library cards are issued for every member of your immediate family.

Annual: 205€

Borrow 30 books and 20 magazines at any one time

Four months: 95€
For borrowing privileges, an additional 60€ refundable cash deposit is required*


Discounted annual memberships are available for students, those aged 12-25, and children.

Students and ages 12-25: 100€

Borrow 6 books, 4 magazines at any one time
Proof of age or student status required**

Child (under 12): 80€
Borrow 20 books and 10 magazines from the Children's collection only at any one time
Each child must have a Child membership or be covered by a Family membership


* Our short-term memberships require a 60€ refundable cash deposit in order to borrow books and other materials (up to 20 books and 10 magazines at any one time). If you have not collected your deposit within one year after your Library card’s expiration date, the funds will be processed as a donation to the Library. Short-term memberships may be upgraded.

** Students must be enrolled in an accredited institution for six months or more and working towards a degree.

Last modified on Friday, 30 June 2017 17:01