Banned Books Week ’14 !

Every year, the Banned Books Week is celebrated in libraries worldwide.

As explained on the official website: “Hundreds of books have been either removed or challenged in schools and libraries in the United States every year. According to the American Library Association (ALA), there were at least 464 in 2012.  ALA estimates that 70 to 80 percent are never reported.

Your are thus warmly invited to come celebrate this important cause and help raise awareness! You will have two missions:

1. Pick a banned book

2. Have your picture taken on the wall of rebels




New Resources

This is a weekly selection of the latest items in the collection. To get the complete list, please browse the “New Books” tab in the Catalog.



On bullshit / by Harry G. Frankfurt

Marie ou L’esclavage aux États-Unis / by Gustave de Beaumont

Leviathan / Thomas Hobbes

Christians, Muslims, and Jesus / by Mona Siddiqui

Suspensions of perception : attention, spectacle, and modern culture / by Johnathan Crary

CQ’s Political handbook of the world / annually published by CQ Press

Between the novel and the news the emergence of American women’s writing /by Sari Edelstein

To kill a mockingbird / by Harper Lee

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

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

UNESCO Institute for Statistics [Electronic Book]


Using & understanding mathematics : a quantitative reasoning approach / by Jeffrey O. Bennett [TEXTBOOK]


Leading issues in economic development / by Gerald M. Meier [TEXTBOOK]


Business law : the ethical, global, and e-commerce environment / by Jane P. Mallor [TEXTBOOK]



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




Nymphomaniac V.1 & V.2 / Lars von Trier [Library - Academic Film Collection]

The Hunger Games / Gary Ross, based on S. Collins’ novel. [Library - Academic Film Collection]

Battling Butler / Buster Keaton [Library - Academic Film Collection]

Seven chances / Buster Keaton [Library - Academic Film Collection]

The Saphead / Buster Keaton [Library - Academic Film Collection]

Steamboat Bill Jnr. / Buster Keaton [Library - Academic Film Collection]

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

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

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