Lending Regulations

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

  • All 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

Contact the Library

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

Please note that the library will be closed on the following days :

  • Saturday 15 to Monday 23 July
  • Wednesday 1 November
  • Thursday 30 November
  • Monday 25 December
  • Tuesday 26 December