Library

WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY OF THE FRENCH INSTITUTE OF FINLAND!

The library of the French Institute is a unique place in Finland for all those willing to discover, or maintain a contact with, the French culture.

The library offers a collection of up to 4 000 books and cartoons, 1 000 DVDs, as well as a number of magazines for all ages and all tastes. In addition, Culturethèque, our online library, offers 220 000 documents online, including lots of magazines and journals. For more information, please visit the Culturethèque website.

A membership at the library enables borrowing the library material and accessing Culturethèque for one year. To register, please fill out the registration form below. You may also register at the Institute. After registration, you can pick up your library card at the library of the French Institute upon your following visit. After registration, you will receive an email with login details for Culturethèque, as well as an invoice for your subscription.

The library is at the very heart of the Institute. Every Thursday, the Institute organises cultural and scientific events with artists and thinkers, as well as more relaxed evenings around debates, discussions, and encounters. The library welcomes visitors spend time, read books and magazines, discuss, listen to the French language, work… At the library, you will find comfortable chairs surrounded by bookshelves full of French literature, free tea and coffee, and tablets to consult our online library. Children will find their very own corner at the back of the library, with books categorised by age groups and bean bags for lounging.

Students interested in studies in France will find information at our Campus France Finlande service. You can visit during the opening hours of the library, or make an appointment at helsinki@campusfrance.org. Bienvenue !

THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE (PRETTYLIB) 

CATALOGUE OF OUR ONLINE LIBRARY (CULTURETHÈQUE)

 Opening hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday – Thursday

11h00-19h00

Friday – Saturday

10h00-16h00

 

Phone number: (09) 2510 2130

Email: kirjasto@france.fi

Address:
Institut français de Finlande
Yrjönkatu 36
00100 Helsinki

Registration to the library of the French Institute in Finland

Fees per year: 25 € / 15 € (students and French teachers)