Opening Hours & Info

La Médiathèque

In line with the latest government decisions, the on-site activities of the Institut francais have now been suspended, which means that the Library Click & Collect service is currently not available.

Until then, we’re always open online:
+ visit Culturethèque to access a wide range of digital content for free.
+ access online newspapers and magazines free of charge on Europresse.

Please note that it is not possible to return items while the Institut is closed. However, all items have been extended so you may simply hold on to them until we reopen.



32 Harrington Road
London SW7 3ES

Contact Us

For any enquiries, please email us at or call us on 020 7871 3545 during the opening hours of La Médiathèque.


La Médiathèque offers, for all visitors:

– Study areas and reading rooms
– Free wifi
– Computers with printing and photocopying options (10p per page)
– 2 Self-service machines for loans and returns
– Second-hand books for sale
– Wheelchair access to the first floor. Our librarians are on hand to collect documents from the second floor if needed

The Bibliotheque Quentin Blake offers:

– Reading rooms
– A self-service machine for loans and returns
– Second-hand books for sale

Feel free to bring your drinks and snacks from our in-house Bistrot to the Mediatheque.

Group Visits

For school or student groups, please contact our School Officer: – 020 7871 3518
For other group visits, please contact us: – 020 7871 3545

Room Hire

For further information on private room hires at La Médiathèque please contact: – 020 7871 3516