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American Library

If you're living in Geneva and craving English-language books, you might want to consider getting a membership at the American Libary. Located inside a church at 3 rue de Monthoux, the American Library has a collection of over 20,000 English books. It's staffed by volunteers so in order to borrow books, you need to get a membership. Family, single and student memberships are available for 6 months and 1 year. A 6 month student membership is Sfr 40, 1 year Sfr 60; 6 month single member is Sfr 65, 1 year Sfr 90; 2 family members 6 months Sfr 75, 1 year Sfr 105, and a family membership which included dependent children and au pair is Sfr 85 for 6 months, Sfr 130 for a year. A one month membership is Sfr 25 per month, but you need to put down a deposit of Sfr 50 which will be refunded at the end.

For more information, check out their website at American Libary or email amlib@amlib.ch or call (022) 732 80 97.

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