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:

  1. Log in to your account at
  2. Access the Account Manager page by clicking on the “Mon compte” link at the bottom left corner of the webpage.
  3. “Membre individuel” should be indicated under “Votre adhésion.”
    Note: If you have selected “Organisation” when creating your account, you cannot access the Bibliothèque des Amériques. In this case, you have two options: 1) You can open an account using a different email address. 2) You can close your “Organisation” account by clicking on the “Supprimer mon compte” link and open a new “Membre individuel” account by following the instructions above.
  4. If you have a “Membre individuel” account, you should see your registration status under “Inscription à la Bibliothèque.” If your status indicates “Courant,” you already have access to the Bibliothèque and just need to go to the borrowing area. If it indicates “Vous n’êtes pas inscrit à la bibliothèque,” click on the “Modifier” button.
  5. In the new window, select the activation to the Bibliothèque and click on the confirmation button.

You now have access to the Bibliothèque des Amériques!

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.

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]