Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (and on Friday from 9am to 5pm). Classes may be held in the library so please contact us if you want to pop in and borrow books, just to be sure the room is available.

Our Collection


comic books (both for adults and children);






books both for adults and children

1/ How to borrow documents?

To borrow documents from the Alliance Française library, you need to be a Member. We offer two kinds of Memberships for the library :

The Individual membership costs £20 per year and is valid for one person

The Family membership costs £30 per year and is valid for the whole family

Once you have filled in the registration form and paid the annual fee, you will receive your membership card. Signing up has never been so easy!

2/ Online library

Culturethèque: a free French language multimedia online library!

Culturethèque is an online platform offering cultural and educational content in French. It offers the best of French culture:

More than 5000 contemporary e-books in French:

  • contemporary novels,
  • French classics,
  • essays,
  • travel and culinary guide books,
  • information about studying in France,
  • rare editions dating from between the 17th and 18th centuries, etc.;
  • audio books,
  • podcasts,
  • recordings of conferences held at the Institut since 1967 (Etienne Balibar, Julia Kristeva, Michel Butor, Patrick Chamoiseau, Pierre Boulez, etc.);
  • French films on VOD,
  • more than 500 French documentary films about major current issues (climate, ecology, immigration, religion, etc.).

What our students say

"Edra got A for her French GCSE. Thank you for all your support"

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