Information for new students

As a new student at the American University of Paris, you are cordially invited to come and use the Library. We have already welcomed a lot of you during the Library tours, but those only give you an overview of the space and services we offer.

Your ID card will give you access to the Library building as well as to our Online Collection. This is where all of our electronic journals, books and databases are stored and regularly updated.

So, here is a ‘to-keep’ interactive slideshow that will help you find your way to the Library and in the collection:Capture© Amélie Gualandris

New Resources


The philosophy of deception / edited by The Oxford University Press

Maps of utopia : H.G. Wells, modernity, and the end of culture / by Simon J. James

Truth and ontology / by Trenton Merricks

Filming fiction Tagore, Premchand, and Ray / edited by Mohd Asaduddin and Anuradha Ghosh

Social Science of Cinema / by James C. Kaufman

Lying and deception theory and practice / by Thomas L. Carson

Balzac’s shorter fictions genesis and genre / Tim Farrant

Europe and the financial crisis / edited by Pompeo Della Posta and Leila Simona Talani

UNESCO Institute for Statistics [Electronic Book]

Youth culture and net culture online social practices / by Elza Dunkels, Gun-Marie Franberg and Camilla Hallgren

International encyclopedia of the social sciences / under the direction of William A. Darity


Sanskrit love poetry / by W.S Merwin

Gender and politics in India / edited by Nivedita Menon


 Feminism in India / edited by Maitrayee Chaudhuri


Clinical neuropsychology / edited by MD Kenneth, M. Heilman and Edward Valenstein


Just my type : a book about fonts / by Simon Garfield


Graphic design thinking : beyond brainstorming / by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips




Casino / Martin Scorsese [Library - Academic Film Collection]

Les chansons d’amour / Christophe Honoré [Library - Academic Film Collection]

The damned don’t cry! / Vincent Sherman

The Great Gatsby / Baz Lurhmann

Humoresque / Jean Negulesco

Library Privileges for Alumni!

Good news! In a wish to extend its services for Alumni, the Library is now granting borrowing privileges for all AUP Alumni residing in Paris!

All you need to do is request this service at Service Desk – or send us an email – and contact the Alumni Affairs Office to get a barcoded Alumni card.

This new service includes the following:

* Borrowing rights valid for one semester; three books for a period of twenty one days at a time – renewable within a given semester
* Three films for a period of two days (green and blue dot collection) – not renewable
* Access to reserved materials (priority is given to currently enrolled students though)
* No overnight reserve checkouts allowed
* A security deposit of 150 € + proof of address are required per semester and to be handed at Library Service Desk – renewable as long as you stay in beautiful Paris!
* Fines/fees/recalls apply as with current students

So, should you be preparing for Grad School or undertaking any other projects – just looking for a book to enjoy a sunny afternoon in the parc is valid too! – feel free to stop by and request your membership.


Summer Session 2014 : Welcome, new students!

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Summer students: welcome to your Library!

We would like to cordially invite you to the library and to get acquainted with our collections and services, which will hopefully help you in many ways throughout this summer.

Our wireless space offers you informal group study areas (food & soft drinks allowed) as well as a quiet reading area from where you’ll be able to access all our resources and get the services of an American academic library. Our professional team will be happy to help you with your information and research needs. Discover how 500,000 e-books, 70,000 books and more than 40,000 e-journals, among other resources can make a difference in your academic career.

If you are looking for individual help – research or else –  please don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with a Librarian at or call us at 01 40 62 05 61. For further information on our Library you may go to

We will be open from 9:30AM to 6:00PM. If in doubt, check out the Opening Hours and our Facebook page for any event! We are looking forward to meeting you all!

The Library Team

2014 ECAR Undergraduate Technology Survey

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Again this year, the Ecar technology survey was a success! We want to warmly thank all the students who dedicated a little bit of their time to answer this survey, helping us and several other institutions. Nowadays, having an accurate knowledge of what students need regarding educational technology support services is crucial, so thank you all.

Please find below the happy winners of this year’s draw. Congratulations to all of you!!

2014 ECAR  Undergraduate Technology Survey
  AUP Undergrad student name 40 € Amazon Gift Certificate 40 € AUP – ITS Printing units
1 Joshua Franklin *
2 Quinn Williams *
3 Natalie Jenkins *
4 Alexandra Kerr **
5 Chloe Elder **
6 Diana Kianfar **
7 Emilie Ronald **

This survey was made possible thanks to the following institutions:






Feedback on Ebooks Open House – Spring 2014









Open House sessions on the e-books collection have recently been conducted in the Library. We would like to thank warmly the faculty members who have attended these sessions, and hope it has helped underline how digital collections and the various possibilities they offer can be a reliable asset to teaching.

An important and shared concern that has been brought to our attention focused on Blackboard usage and linking to Library databases, articles, and e-books.

Using Blackboard is a valuable asset to teaching. But it also helps us analyze how much a given resource is used, which is a key factor for the Collection Development department. Linking to resources on Blackboard will bring students to click on these links and access the resource by themselves, thus giving us much more reliable figures on how much it has been used. Moreover, it will contribute to the ongoing effort to teach students to be as self-sufficient as possible in navigating online resources.

If you wish to know about linking to Library online resources, please visit the following page:  You may also contact Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian Sally Murray for further explanations or to set up a peer-to-peer session.

Students who would like to know more about online collections and/or get research help are more than welcome to contact us and set up an individual appointment with a librarian between 2pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday: