Media Library

See below the new media library opening hours from Wednesday 2nd of May 2018. To allow for more flexibility, a system to book and collect items will be organised in the days to come.
Monday + Tuesday: 10h00-12h30,
Wednesday + Thursday: 13h30-18h00,
Friday: 13h30-17h00,
Saturday: 09h30-12h30,
Sunday: Closed.

The media librarian is present when the media library is open should you need assistance.


Our Collection

The media library of the Alliance Française du Cap is updated on a regular basis and boasts a large selection of more than 6000 books and magazines as well as almost 1000 DVDs.


Browse our large range of French books including novels, comics, travel books, etc… Our collection also contains a small selection of English, Spanish and Portuguese content.

In the “Learners’ corner” (Bibliothèque de l’apprenant) you will find French books for beginners classified according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. A selection of grammar books is also available to assist you with your learning.


We subscribe to a variety of French periodicals such as Elle, Le Monde, Jeune Afrique, Paris Match, Obs and Courrier International, to name but a few. These are updated on a regular basis so why not enjoy a cup of coffee at our café while perusing the latest French news?

With our vast selection of French CDs and DVDs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Most of the DVDs have optional English or French subtitles – perfect to help you learn, no matter what your current level of French is.


Let your little ones’ imagination run wild as they enjoy the variety of games, books and DVDs available at our kids’ corner.


Becoming a member of the Alliance Française du Cap also gives you access to Culturethèque, an online platform of French cultural content. From the comfort of your own home, you will be able to access thousands of digital resources such as audio books, videos, newspapers and magazines. Kindly contact the media librarian to assist you with the creation of your Culturethèque account.


A selection of second-hand books in French is sold at the Alliance throughout the year. The prices range from R10 to R50, and the titles are regularly renewed so don’t forget to have a look when you come in!

How to borrow some items


In order to borrow items, you need to be either a student or a member of the Alliance Française du Cap. If you are not yet a member, simply download our membership form here and submit it to our receptionist.

Once your registration has been processed, you will be able to take advantage of the many magazines, DVDs, CDs and books that our library has to offer, as well as the content on Culturethèque.


Rules of procedure

Click here to download the media library’s rules of procedures.

Kindly view the tariffs and loan conditions below:


Feel free to contact us.

Telephone: +27 (0)21 423 5699