A familiar family library: the Louise Michel library in Paris

Hélène Certain draws on the Louise Michel library to present the concept of the “family library”, currently being trialled by the Paris library system. The shift from “family” to “familiar” is deliberate, taking into account the ambiance, staff interaction with readers, furnishings, events, and partnerships. The article concludes by looking at the profiles and training of staff and how the library is managed.