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Library Collection

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

The library is open to the public free of charge but borrowing rights are reserved to members of the Institute.

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Documents displayed in the library represent only a small portion of all available materials. Any queries in regards to the full collection, please ask one of our librarians. New titles are added regularly to the shelves.

The library is open from Tuesday to Saturday.
Find out more about opening hours and how to contact us here.


- 20,000 books, mostly in French, on French life and culture, literature, art, history, geography, social and political sciences.
- Comic books: for adults and children
- French newspapers and periodicals
- 1 000 feature and documentary films on DVDs.
- 1 000 CDs: Talking books, classical, contemporary, popular music, jazz, world and electronic music.
- A children’s library with comics, magazines, DVDs...
- Reference: Dictionaries (language and specialist), encyclopaedias, travel guides and reference books on a wide range of subjects.


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!

Institut Français Écosse 2021