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Opening Hours and Lending Regulations

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Institut français d’Ecosse
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

+44 (0)131 285 60 30

Email: frenchclassesife gmail.com in priority

Library Opening Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday -Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Sunday: Closed

Special Closure

2022 Monday 3 January - New Year’s Day (substitute day)
2022 Tuesday 4 January - 2nd January (substitute day)
2022 Friday 15 April - Good Friday
2022 Monday 18 April - Easter Monday
2022 Sunday 1 May - May Day
2022 Monday 2 May - Early May Bank Holiday
2022 Thursday 2 June - Spring Bank Holiday
2022 Friday 3 June - Platinium Jubilee Bank Holiday
2022 Monday 19 September - Edinburgh Autumn Public Holiday
2022 Monday 26 December - Boxing Day
2022 Tuesday 27 December - Christmas (substitute day)

Lending Regulations

All documents may be borrowed with the exception of those located in the reference section and the latest issue of magazines. Borrowing rights are reserved for members of the Institute only.

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Loans for Standard Membership cardholhers
- 6 books
- 6 magazines
- 2 CDs
- 2 Films (DVDs)
- 2 Documentaries

Loans for Family Membership cardholders
- 12 books
- 12 magazines
- 4 CDs
- 4 Films (DVDs)
- 4 Documentaries

Loan period, Renewals and Reservations
- Fiction films can be loaned for one week only.
- All other items can be loaned for three weeks.
- Items on loan may be renewed no more than twice by phone, by email or in person providing no one else has reserved them.
- Items may be reserved by phone, by email or in person.

Check our Library catalogues to make your selection and contact the librarian to reserve your items on 0131 285 6030 or by email.

Fines for lost or damaged items
- For lost or damaged items, there is a fixed rate of £10 per item.
- You will not be allowed to borrow, renew or request items if you have a fine of £10 or more. This can also result in having your membership card blocked until the payment has been received
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