Opening Hours & Info

La Médiathèque

In order to prepare for remote work and online curated contents during the closure of the Cultural Centre, La Médiathèque and Bibliothèque Quentin Blake will be closed from Wednesday 18 March.

The Institut français (including Ciné Lumière, La Médiathèque, Bibliothèque Quentin Blake and Café Tangerine) is temporarily closed from Thursday 19 March morning until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here for more details 



32 Harrington Road
London SW7 3ES

Outside the library’s opening hours, items can be returned at the Box Office during the Institut’s opening hours.

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