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LIBRARY CLOSURE IN OCTOBER Please note that the Institut’s library will be closed from Wednesday, October 10th to Tuesday, October 16th, inclusive for light renovations. During this time, the reception team will be located in the project space on the ground floor. The library should reopen and return to its regular opening hours on Wednesday, October 17th.

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. Don’t forget to check the news page for the latest ones.

- 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 2018