Opening Hours & Info

All the strict hygiene measures in line with government guidance have been implemented for your full safety in all areas of the Institut. Click here for further info

La Médiathèque

Due to special events, there will be some disruption in the opening times of the Reading Room, the rest of La Médiathèque remains open as usual:
Thu 9 Dec – closed from 5.30pm
Wed 26 Jan – closed all-day
Thu 27 Jan – closed all-day

We apologise for the inconvenience. More information:

Wed – Sat: 13.00 – 18.00
Sun – Tue: closed
17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT
T. 020 7871 3545

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


Wed – Sat: 13.00 – 18.00
Sun – Tue: closed

32 Harrington Road
London SW7 3ES

For details on safety measures, click here

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
– 2 Self-service machines for loans and returns
– Wheelchair access throughout the library. 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
– Wheelchair access throughout the library

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