Library Fast Facts: Welcome

Library General Information

As one of AUP's main student services, the library offers a variety of resources and professional help to the students, staff and faculty of AUP.

The American University of Paris Library has:

over        41,000   book volumes owned
over   1,100,000   electronic books available
over      128,000   films available (DVDs and online videos)
over             300   CDs owned (music and other) housed in
over           1350   linear meters of shelving
over        92,000   periodical titles available in print or electronic format in
                        4   reading and study areas with Wi-Fi access.
over             100   seats for the AUP Community who borrow
over          2,800   books and films per year, and use the online collection

over        18,000   times  - electronic journal articles accessed
over        63,000   times  - databases record are accessed at home or from
over        28,000   times  - ebooks are accessed at home or from

                      22   research workstations and
                        3   catalog devoted workstations and
                        2   film viewing stations during the
                        7   days of the week or
                   54.5   hours per week that the Library is open; plus
                      27   additional Study Hours per week between midterms and final exams; plus the
                      32   additional overnight hours at the end of the semester
          unlimited   hours of remote access to library resources and services available through the web page!


Since the University Library is not open to the general public, it is important to carry your valid AUP ID at all times to identify yourself. 

Reference librarians are available to assist with research and can provide information concerning additional resources in Paris. Ask for assistance at the Navigation Desk, check the Library's homepage, email researchhelp@aup.libanswers.comask for a research appointment or contact a staff person for information.