The Bibliothèque is available at all times from anywhere in the Americas. Up to four books can be borrowed at once by members of the Centre. Books are loaned for 21 days. If a book is not available, you can reserve it. When the book becomes available, you have 72 hours to borrow it from your Bibliothèque des Amériques account.

Activating your access to Bibliothèque des Amériques

All Bibliothèque des Amériques books are available in digital format free of charge to members of the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques.

Access to the Bibliothèque is restricted to residents of the Americas, so IP addresses identified as being outside of the Americas may be blocked.

You can verify the geographic area associated with your IP address using this website:

Reading e-books from the Bibliothèque des Amériques

If you are an individual member of the Centre and your membership to the Bibliothèque des Amériques is activated, you can choose from the many options available to borrow your first book.

There are three digital playback options available, each having its own benefits and limitations. Note that it is possible to use all of these options depending on your preferences and reading environment.

You can use your regular reading app.


  • You must download the e-book to your reading device.
  • You must have an account with Adobe and link it to your reading app (if you are not using Thorium Reader).
  • You must also load the downloaded e-book into the app.


Mobile device


For all other questions about the Bibliothèque des Amériques

Are you looking for a particular book in the Bibliothèque des Amériques or do you wish to collaborate with the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques as a publisher or partner? Feel free to contact:

Aleksandra Grzybowska
Bibliothèque des Amériques Coordinator
418-646-3300, ext. 230
[email protected] 

If you require further help with your questions, please contact the Centre at  : [email protected]