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With a collection of 10,000 books, 1,500 DVDs and CDs, 20 video games and 30 magazine subscriptions, the French Institute puts at your service an array of materials of all kinds. There is something for everyone, whether you are adults, teenagers or children, whether you like to read, listen to music, watch movies, work or chat, so that you can get the best out of culture and know-how French.

The multimedia library is also a space for encounters and fulfillment. Indeed, our establishment welcomes many artists and events throughout the year in order to valorize artists, thinkers, French speakers or francop

hones who wish to share their creations and reflections with you.

Here, everyone finds its account. In addition to the material available to them, the students will find advice from our Campus France department if they wish to continue their studies in France. Those who are fond of video games will find an Xbox while the comic devotees will indulge in another delight. Finally, fans of French music or cinema will benefit from a diverse and varied collection, regularly renewed in view of the intense French musical and cinematographic activity

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, the multimedia library also offers you its Culturethèque service, the virtual library of the French cultural network abroad accessible from your home. For example, by Culturethèque, you will have access to more than 150 subscriptions of magazines and French newspapers (more information here).

The library card allows you to borrow documents (books, DVDs, CDs …) and to have free access to Culturethèque during the period of one year.

 Catalog of the library (Prettylib) 

Catalog of digital collections (Culturethèque)

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 11.00-19.00
Friday 11.00-17.00
Saturday 10.00 – 16.00


Standard: (09) 2510 2130

Media library
The card entitles the borrowing of material and the use of Culturethèque. It is available after registration in the media library, which can be done on site or remotely. The annual fee is 25 € (students 15 €). The card is free for the learners of the Institute (for the duration of 6 months from the beginning of their course session) and students in French philology. Registration in the media library is valid for acceptance of the rules.

Subscribe now to the French Institute’s multimedia library!

Price for the year: 25 € / 15 € (students)


Duration of loan
Books: 4 weeks
Magazines and CDs: 2 weeks
DVDs: 1 week (2 documents / loan)
Books marked U (usual) and the most recent issue of a journal must be consulted on the spot.

Penalties in case of delay
A penalty of 20 centimes / day / loan is requested in case of delayed return of the borrowed documents from the 2nd day of delay.
Lost / damaged equipment is also borne by the borrower.
Mediatheques are at your disposal for any information.

Benefits to our partners
With the Médiathèque de l’Institut card, you benefit from offers and preferential rates with our partners. Find all offers are available on the “Partners” page of our site.

To renew your loans and consult our catalog, please log on to the Prettylib service

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New audiobooks at our library
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My impressions on the exhibition of Hannah Assouline
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Read l’Équipe, Libération, Elle and many others on Culturethèque!
More than 250 magazines and newspapers are available online for the members of the French Institute’s library. Culturethèque also has
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Borrow a French comedy in DVD at our library – Le sens de la fête
Pierre is marrying Héléna and he wants his wedding party to be first rate. For that he has reserved the
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Minced, Marinated and Murdered translated in Finnish
Vanessa Barrot paied a visit to Finland promoting the new murder mystery which has been translated into Finnish – Minced,
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Gaël Faye: Small country
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New acquisition at our library
New novels by French authers, children’s books…the list of new books can be found in our online catalogue: Prettylib Welcome
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Hannah Assouline – A Writer’s Hands
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Neliöt: an exhibition by Jérôme Auzeray
From the 11th of January to the 31st of March 2018, French photographer Jérôme Auzeray will exhibit neliöt, a double
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Life a User’s manual
If you are looking for reading suggestions for long winter nights, don’t hesitate and take La vie mode d’emploi (Life
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Congratulations to Finland!
To celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence, I suggest you to come and read some Finnish literature translated into French.
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René Char and his poems about nature and childhood
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A comic book honouring women
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Tomboy or the frontiers between genders
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Novembre Numérique
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The magical world of the Contes de la Nuit
This week I am presenting you one of the most beautiful French animation movies, Les Contes de la Nuit by
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Movie Club
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Faïza Guène, the voice of a teenage girl from the Parisian suburbs
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Dangerous Liaisons on the screen
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Antoine Volodine, writing foreign literature in French
I have often been asked about my favourite author or movie, and answering that question has always been hard. I
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New arrival at the library
New books have arrived, French contemporary literature that revolves around the theme of travelling. We suggest you a short trip
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Riad Sattouf, a talented observer of life and people
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