This is a multi-media library focusing on France and contemporary francophone culture.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 18h00

What do we offer?

The library give access to thousands of documents for adults, teenagers and children: books, comics, CD's and DVD (French cinema and documentaries), French Press, manuals to learn French, French language teaching aid and more...

We are proud to host the biggest collection of francophone comics in Southern Africa. This collection donated by Mr Rolf Huysman, born in Brussels, the capital city of comics.

The English collection: novels and comics by French authors translated into English

The Learner’s Library
The Learner’s library is a section specifically designed to support all students, regardless of their level of French language learning. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, you will find documents which will enable you to further indorse yourself into the French language.

The idea behind a Learner’s Library is to provide a user-friendly resource system which indicates the level of difficulty ranging from levels A1 to B2, by the use of a colour coded sticker system, providing a wide range of topics concerning French culture as well as linguistic tuition materials.

Featured material in the learner’s library includes not only documented reading material but the recently more desired, interactive and modern ways of learning French through magazines, CDs and DVDs. A wide range of genre categories means that there are French resources to meet the taste of every learner.

Our Materials

A 52-page magazine to improve your French that you’ll enjoy reading! Full of interesting articles on France and French culture, Bien-dire helps you understand what it is to be French.
Each article is graded for difficulty and has keywords translated into English. You’ll acquire idiomatic expressions and up-to-date vocabulary, receive news and practical information from France and even learn some slang. For intermediate and advanced learners, Bien-dire is also valuable, authentic teaching material for teachers.

The Bien-dire CD audio includes over 60 minutes of articles from the magazine read by native speakers as well as pronunciation and intonation exercises. Published every two months in Lyon, France, Bien-dire is a complete and enjoyable French learning experience.

How to become a member?

First think you need to read and accept our Terms and conditions!
Subscription for 12 months:
Individuals: E100
Students, scholars: E50
Alliance Française members and Alliance Française students: Free

Members may borrow documents:
2 books for one month
2 magazines, 1 CDs or audio books, 1 DVDs for two weeks