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Books, films, documentaries, CDs... the French multimedia Library is offering a wide and varied documentation on all aspects of France, and presents the work of French and French-speaking authors.

To get a borrowing rights from our complete collection as a member, please download and fill in the form below and send it with your payment or drop by the Institute: Application for Annual Membership

Documents displayed in the library represent only a small proportion of available material. For a full range, please ask a librarian. New titles are put regularly on the shelves by the librarians.

- 20,000 books, mostly in French, relating to various aspects of French life and culture, including literature, art, history and geography, social and political sciences.

- Comic books: for adults and children

- French newspapers and periodicals: Libération, Le Monde, Le Point, Elle...

- 1 000 feature and documentary films on DVDs.

- 1 000 CDs: Talking books, classical, contemporary, popular music, jazz, world and electronic music.

- Children’s library: comics, magazines, DVDs...

- Reference: Dictionaries (language and specialist), encyclopaedias, travel guides and reference books on a wide range of subjects.

Our general collection is open to the public free of charge. Borrowing rights are reserved for members of the Institute only (see Become a Member)


- Novels
- Cinema (DVD)
- Documentary films (DVD)
- Music
- Comics
- Theatre
- Children’s library
- Learn French
- Scotland

Looking for something in particular? You can use the search function (ctl+F).
Please note that the catalogues may take a few seconds to download!

The library is open from Tuesday to Saturday. Click here for opening hours

Institut Français Écosse 2020