Library services update

For the safety of our staff and patrons, the library building remains closed until further notice, while the Stay at Home order continues. Please keep all your checked-out items at home until we reopen – the dropbox is closed. NO late fees are being charged. We are planning how and when we reopen once the Stay at Home order ends.

Please explore this page to learn about the digital services we are offering at this time. Email or Facebook message us if you have questions.

Request a temporary library card to use digital resources

Read newspapers and magazines with PressReader

Paris Public Library is pleased to announce that our cardholders have temporary access to 7000+ magazines and newspapers from around the world on PressReader. Now available to Paris Public Library cardholders through June 30. Email the library with your name and card number to receive the password for PressReader.

This is in addition to RBdigital access to 50+ American magazines, plus audiobooks. More about this service under the ebooks/audios/magazines tab above.

Working on family history?

Want to use Ancestry while staying home?  Now you can!

ProQuest and Ancestry have generously allowed us to provide temporary at-home access to our Ancestry Library Edition for Paris Public Library patrons with valid library cards.

Our Ancestry subscription is only available to Paris Public Library cardholders at this time. To gain access, email your name and library card number to We will respond within 24 hours.

Once you have our instructions, go to Ancestry (at Home) in the Resources list here on our homepage.

Digital books, audiobooks & magazines at your fingertips

Paris Public Library has digital collections of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines. All you need is your Paris library card. Look under the ebooks/audios/magazines tab above to learn more. Choose Continue Reading below to see what’s available.

Email or Facebook message the library if you need help because your library card is expired (we can probably fix that) or if you get an error message, or if you have any questions.

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